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Tampa, Florida 33607
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Tampa, Florida 33613
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Brandon, Florida 33511
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Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
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Land O Lakes, Florida 34639
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Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
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Tampa, Florida 33618
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) Treatment at Florida Medical Clinic
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is best managed with a comprehensive treatment plan. At Florida Medical Clinic, our gastroenterologists work one-on-one with each patient to develop an effective treatment plan, usually consisting of lifestyle changes and other self-care options, acid reflux medications, and potentially even surgery to help reduce the pain and discomfort often caused by GERD. Although surgery is not necessary for every patient, those who do require an operation are in steady hands; we are highly experienced in the field of gastrointestinal surgery, performing more than 15,000 GI procedures each year.
When treating a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease, our gastroenterologists consider a number of individualized factors, such as the specific symptoms the patient is experiencing, when they are most severe, and which triggers tend to make them worse. Using this information, we then create an individualized GERD treatment plan consisting of options such as:
- Lifestyle modifications (e.g., elevating the head of the bed to prevent acid reflux during sleep, and losing excess weight if applicable)
- Short-acting, over-the-counter antacid medications or longer-acting prescription options, such as H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease surgery to prevent food and acid from traveling back up the esophagus after consumption
Our treatment plans also take into account the potential long-term complications of acid reflux, such as Barrett’s esophagus, and work to reduce the risk of these conditions eventually developing.
Each patient’s GERD treatment plan is noted in our electronic records system, making it simple to track past responses to treatment and determine which options are the most effective for each individual. And, these records are instantaneously accessible to each of a patient’s Florida Medical Clinic physicians. As a result, a patient’s gastroenterologist, primary care physician, and surgeon – if applicable – can effortlessly review charts and communicate regarding the patient’s treatment.
To learn more about the Florida Medical Clinic approach to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) treatment, contact us today.