Reflux and Esophageal Disorders
The George Mickle Center for Reflux and Esophageal Disorders offers specialized diagnostic treatment options to patients in the Tampa Bay community. Suffering from reflux or esophageal disorders can be painful and, often at times, disruptive to a patient's daily activities. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is one of the most common health disorders in the United States, affecting up to 20% of Americans daily. Patients with reflux and esophageal disorders can suffer from painful symptoms that reduce their quality of life.
At the George Mickle Center, we want to alleviate the often times daily suffering associated with reflux and esophageal disorders that our patients experience. Our team of physicians offer patients state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced treatment options by using a multidisciplinary approach. Our center aims at raising awareness and providing education to the community on the appropriate treatment options available for GERD and other esophageal disorders.
What are Reflux and Esophageal Disorders?
Are you suffering from a reflux and esophageal disorder? Patients with these types of disorders can suffer a wide array of symptoms, including:
- Abdominal discomfort
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dry, unproductive cough, especially at night
- Nausea or vomiting after eating or drinking
- Pain in the chest, sternum or upper abdominal area
- Reoccurring or long-lasting heartburn
- Sour taste at back of mouth
- Wet burps
The George Mickle Center promotes collaboration among the fields of surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, ENT and speech pathology, to diagnose and treat a variety of esophageal disorders, including but not limited to:
- Esophageal strictures
- Laryngopharyngeal reflux
- Barrett's esophagus
- Esophageal cancer
If you are suffering from one of these symptoms or esophageal disorders, contact one of our specialists at the George Mickle Center. A consultation with one of our physicians can reveal the type of reflux and esophageal disorder and determine a treatment plan to relieve your suffering.