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Heartburn and reflux

Heartburn and reflux are conditions that commonly affect the gastrointestinal system. Reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when stomach acid travels back up the esophagus and into the mouth. Heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest, is a symptom of reflux.

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Gastroenterology in Pensacola

Our gastroenterologists provide diagnostic tests and specialized treatments for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is part of the digestive system, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. Our GI doctors focus on the treatment of digestive system disorders, including Crohn's disease and acid reflux.

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GI conditions we treat

Our team uses medical imaging and other diagnostics to diagnose a variety of GI conditions, including:

  • Acid reflux
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gall stones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis

Our GI health services

Our doctors provide a number of treatment options for patients experiencing GI disorders.

Gastrointestinal surgery

We treat GI conditions with conservative approaches, like medication and nonsurgical procedures, before suggesting surgery. However, if these approaches don't resolve your GI condition, surgery may be necessary.

Our highly skilled surgeons provide a wide range of procedures, and we are dedicated to helping you heal quickly and safely after surgery.

Acid reflux incisionless surgery

GERD occurs when a muscle at the end of the esophagus does not close properly, allowing stomach acid to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it.

Our hospital provides incisionless surgery to provide a reflux-free life for patients with GERD. This minimally invasive approach gives our patients the opportunity to eat, sleep and drink regularly, with no restrictions.

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