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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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Gastroenterologists in Atlantis

We offer specialized gastroenterology care to the Palm Beach community.

At HCA Florida JFK Hospital, we are dedicated to offering our patients with exceptional services, including care for heartburn, reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and reflux. Our gastroenterologists are able to diagnose and treat these conditions to help you feel more comfortable and relieve your symptoms.

Gastrointestinal conditions we treat

Our gastroenterology doctors specialize in providing care for your heartburn and reflux health problems.

  • Acid reflux
  • Heartburn
  • GERD

Heartburn and reflux care

Our gastroenterologists are committed to helping relieve acid reflux and heartburn.

Specialized GI care we offer

Our gastroenterologists provide individualized treatment options for heartburn and reflux disorders, depending on the stage and severity of your symptoms. Our services include testing and a range of procedures.

Diagnostic testing

Some of the diagnostics we offer include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • pH probe⁠ test
Gastroenterology surgical services we offer

Some of the gastric procedures we offer include:

  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF)

Other GI services we provide

We also offer a range of non-surgical options to treat heartburn, acid reflux and GERD. This may include over-the-counter medications including:

  • Antacids
  • H2 blockers, also called histamine antagonists
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Promotility drugs, such as metoclopramide

In addition, you will also work with our gastroenterologists, who will often recommend a number of diet and lifestyle changes, including:

  • Adjust medication (as advised by your doctor)
  • Be more active
  • Control alcohol and tobacco use
  • Eat smaller, frequent meals and earlier evening meals
  • Loosen clothing
  • Modify sleeping position (elevate upper body)
  • Reduce trigger foods, such as alcohol, caffeine and spicy, fatty and acidic foods
  • Stay upright as often as possible

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