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Heartburn and reflux

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. Treatments for reflux range from lifestyle changes to surgery.

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.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

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.

Thrive Blog

Read our blogs to learn about preventive care and ways you can take charge of your health and well-being.

Recipes for an upset stomach: When you need relief from rich holiday meals 

November 28, 2022
How to give your stomach a break from rich foods during the holidays.

Recipes for an upset stomach: When you need relief from rich holiday meals 

November 28, 2022
How to give your stomach a break from rich foods during the holidays.

When to go to the ER for stomach pain 

August 01, 2022
Tayla Holman
Most stomach pain has common causes. However, when stomach pain becomes severe, it may be time to visit the ER.

When to go to the emergency room (ER) for stomach pain  

April 18, 2022
Know the signs and symptoms of when it is time to visit the ER for stomach pain.

Our Heartburn and reflux Locations

Currently Viewing:

West Hospital
8383 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32514
 (850) 494 - 3212

Currently Viewing:

West Hospital
8383 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32514
 (850) 494 - 3212
Fort Walton-Destin Hospital
1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
 (850) 862 - 1111

35.1 miles

Gulf Coast Hospital
449 W 23rd St
Panama City, FL 32405
 (850) 769 - 8341

95.4 miles