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Eat, Drink and Feel Healthy

Say goodbye to the burn. It’s time to start enjoying the foods you love again and stop worrying about those unnecessary flare-ups caused by acid reflux.

Did you know one in five adult Americans has acid reflux? It’s a common condition also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We feel your pain and we’re ready to help you feel better.

Many associate acid reflux with uncomfortable symptoms, but it’s important to know that GERD can occur with or without symptoms. Even if you don’t feel it, using Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) can mask the symptoms of GERD, increasing your risk of esophageal cancer. Whatever your experience may be, we’re here and ready to help you with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

At AdventHealth you'll have access to a breadth of digestive care specialists offering numerous treatment options for acid reflux, along with personalized aftercare programs tailored to you. So prepare for reflux or stomach discomfort to soon be a thing of the past. Together, we’ll work to define an ideal lifestyle that will serve you well into the future.

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Listen as the bariatric staff, Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith of The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, share their passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients at Florida Hospital.

Our expert doctors and nurses are nationally acclaimed thought leaders dedicated to improving the level of digestive care for our patients.

ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS

You can expect significant weight loss from this premier gastric bypass surgery designed to make your stomach much smaller. By enabling food to bypass part of the small intestine, you’ll find yourself getting full more quickly, with less desire to eat, helping you keep the weight off for years to come.

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Your bariatric surgery is destined to be a life-changing event. To help you prepare, we’ve assembled this easy-to-understand reference guide to answer many of the questions that may cross your mind.

  • How much weight will I actually lose?
  • Will I still be able to eat the same way?
  • What is the recovery period?
  • Which are the latest technologies?
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On a Mission to Advance Digestive Care

Covering The
Basics of Bariatrics.

Setting A New Standard For Complete Bariatric Surgery.

A Treatment Plan Tailored To You.

Here a complete series of bariatric surgery techniques is offered to ensure you receive the treatment that's best for you with the highest levels of care and compassion possible. After your procedure, you’ll begin a comprehensive follow-up program with personal support to help you maintain your weight-loss and healthy life.

DUODENAL SWITCH

This procedure is considered the most powerful approach for patients looking to lose the greatest amount of weight. It’s especially effective for insulin-dependent diabetes, high triglycerides or high cholesterol.

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

The gastric sleeve has become a popular option, since it doesn’t involve much ongoing maintenance and has a low rate of long-term complications. In addition, it’s been found to improve or potentially resolve type 2 diabetes for a number of patients.

ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND (LAP BAND)

Another technique our specialists use to catalyze weight loss is a laparoscopic approach that secures an adjustable silicone band-like device around the stomach to restrict food intake. It’s the second-most frequently performed procedure next to traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Knees and hips. Shoulders and wrists. Feet and ankles. They’re all in good hands here. Thousands of patients just like you have changed their lives for the better thanks to innovative approaches to orthopedic treatment. The experts on your team are skilled in minimally invasive joint procedures to help ease pain, lessen scarring, and speed your recovery time. There’s a better way to a better you, and it starts right here at Florida Hospital.


Ease Your Pain. The Easiest Way.

Uncommon Compassion
for a Common Condition

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering if bariatric surgery is right for you.

  • Are you 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight?
  • Is your BMI 40 or greater?
  • Is your BMI 35 or greater with obesity-related health issues, like diabetes or high blood pressure?
  • Have you been unsuccessful with traditional weight-loss programs and methods?

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Want to estimate the amount of weight you can lose from bariatric surgery? Fill in the form below and we’ll provide a clear picture of what you can expect after undergoing your procedure.

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Common symptoms of chronic joint pain include:

  • Discomfort while standing, walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Joint swelling
  • Poor sleep due to pain
  • Start-up pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position
  • Stiffness after periods of rest
  • Weakness or instability

Additional diseases and conditions that can cause chronic joint pain include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
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Meet the Team

Our AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN physicians and midwives deliver the latest in obstetric and gynecologic innovations, using forward-thinking techniques and a personalized approach to care. With convenient locations throughout Central Florida, our team is here for you, close to home.

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#1 Hospital in Greater Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized as the #1 hospital in Greater Orlando by U.S. News & World Report.

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New Safety Measures
Protect You and Our Caregivers

Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, have no shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are required for all at our facilities.

Universal Mask Use

We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.

Temperature Checks

Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked before being allowed in. Every entrance. Every facility. Everyone entering.

Feel relieved by the extraordinary measures being taken, including limiting the number of visitors — and making sure those allowed are screened for symptoms before being allowed to enter.

Visitor Limitation

Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.

Patient Cohorting

Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.

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Helpful Knowledge for Your Consideration

You’re able to make the best-informed decisions when you have the right information. This quick guide will help you understand some of the most common questions about acid reflux, which include:

  • What are the symptoms of acid reflux? 
  • What potential risks should you know about? 
  • What exactly does your diagnosis mean? 
  • What’s the best treatment method for you?
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AdventHealth is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

Whole-person care empowers you to take your health into your own hands. Going beyond the traditional, you’ll have access to multiple programs and resources that target long-lasting lifestyle changes, with emphasis on diet and exercise to nourish your sustained well-being. It’s all about making you feel whole again — in body, mind and spirit.

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Endoscopic Anti-Reflux Procedures

This technique may provide you with an alternative to long-term maintenance therapy or surgery. Three types of endoscopic procedure are available, each with specific benefits that your physician will discuss with you: Stratta, TIF and MUSE.

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Finding a Fix for Your Reflux

Everyone’s experience varies. Because PPIs can mask acid reflux symptoms, you may not experience any. But what you can’t feel can still hurt you — and may even increase your risk for esophageal cancer. Whether or not you “feel the burn,” treating your acid reflux now is a healthier step for your overall well-being than long-term medication use. 

We’ll map out a course of action based on your current health, medical history and specifics of your acid reflux diagnosis. Everything will be explained in great detail, so you can feel comfortable and confident throughout your recovery. We have a wide range of treatment options available, including many non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, and we’ll help you find the right solution.

LINX Reflux Management System

You may be a candidate for this exciting new procedure that stops reflux at its source by placing a small, flexible band of magnets just above the stomach. With this minimally invasive procedure, you could be out of the hospital as soon as the next day — quickly returning to your normal diet shortly after you get home.

Hiatal Hernia Repair

You may experience a hernia at some point in your life from a hole or weakness in one of your muscles or other tissues. Remember that even small hernias warrant evaluation by a medical professional due to possible complications they could cause down the road. Hiatal hernias are what can cause acid reflux, abdominal and groin hernias (which should still be treated) are unrelated to the symptom of acid reflux.

Fundoplication

This is the standard surgical method of addressing gastroesophageal reflux disease. It involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus and esophageal sphincter to reduce acid reflux. One of the most common forms of this procedure is called Nissen fundoplication.

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GASTROESOPHAGEAL VALVULOPLASTY

Our specialists may recommend a groundbreaking new procedure for you that’s designed to re-create the anti-flux barrier valve between your stomach and esophagus. For most patients, this takes away the need for long-term extended therapy.

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Radiofrequency Ablation Of Barrett's Esophagus

We’re able to remove diseased tissues in the esophagus and greatly reduce the progression of cancer cells with simple heat energy during this outpatient procedure that only takes about half an hour.

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the keys to a smooth recovery. Remember, fried foods, high-fat meats, dairy, chocolate, caffeine and more can slow you down. That’s why your team of experts provide nutritional guidance with every treatment plan, giving you options to make healthier choices. 

  • Apples and bananas
  • Baked and fat-free foods
  • Egg whites
  • Extra-lean ground beef
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Multigrain breads
  • Skinless chicken breasts
  • Vegetables
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Nurturing You With Nutrition

What to Watch Out For, and Why

Watch this video to learn more about what causes acid reflux and how you can protect yourself from it in the future. If you feel like you’re experiencing symptoms, trust your gut and visit with a doctor soon. Remember, acid reflux can lead to more serious conditions if left untreated.

Personal support is here when you need it. From initial diagnosis all the way through to each stage of the recovery process, you'll have a designated team member who can help with scheduling and answer questions about treatment, therapy and more.

Putting You First
From the Start

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

Best Regional Hospital