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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.

If you're unsure whether you should see a digestive health specialist, start with our free GERD health assessment. By answering a few questions through this online assessment, you can receive instant, personalized feedback about the next steps to consider for you or a loved one.

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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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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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Helpful Knowledge for Your Consideration

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, formerly Florida Hospital, 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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Uncommon Compassion for a Common Condition

It’s always our primary goal to protect your whole health, and colon cancer is preventable if you take the right steps with your trusted health care partner. Colorectal cancer screenings, often known as colonoscopies, can be life-saving by finding and removing pre-cancerous polyps before they turn into cancer. 

That said, colonoscopy is the single-most-important thing you can do to prevent colorectal cancer. Regular screening is recommended beginning at age 45 or sooner if you have a family history of colorectal disease.

 The first step you can take is knowing your colorectal cancer risk with our quick online assessment. 

Know Your Colorectal Cancer Risk to 
Protect Your Whole Health

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

Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders that occur in the esophagus, liver and pancreas including reflux, cancer and more. We understand that these conditions profoundly affect your quality of life. But at AdventHealth Tampa, our compassionate care and medical expertise can provide the hope and healing you’re looking for.

AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists and surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions including esophageal, liver, and pancreatic cancers. With a broad range of experience, they are all trained in minimally invasive surgeries that get you feeling better, faster.

Minimally Invasive Procedures
We offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery options for a variety of digestive disorders and cancers that improve outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Minimally invasive procedures also mean less pain and a faster recovery. Our physicians and surgeons are located in the same practice, which leads to more seamless transitions throughout your care.

Revision of Previous Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Over time, some individuals find that their symptoms of GERD have returned and the initial procedure they had to fix their hiatal hernia needs to be re-done.  We’re able to repair and re-do previous surgeries for hiatal hernia using minimally invasive techniques. 

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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.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

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.

Hiatal Hernia Repair

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.

Fundoplication

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.

Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

Helpful Knowledge 
for Your Consideration

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