Gastroenterologists in Panama City, Florida

From diagnostics to treatments, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center provides one of the most complete gastroenterology programs in Northwest Florida. Patients have access to innovative technology and an experienced team of physicians and other clinicians.

We are committed to treating each patient's gastrointestinal (GI) condition and returning them to good health as quickly as possible.

To learn more about our gastroenterology services, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (850) 747-3600.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Our Acid Reflux Center is one of the best equipped centers between Pensacola and Tallahassee. We have a special emphasis on diagnosing and treating GERD.

GERD is a very common, long-term condition where stomach acid frequently flows into the esophagus. Our GI doctors can help manage GERD with medication or surgery to remedy the symptoms.

Common GERD symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Vomiting

Barrett's esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition where the lining of the esophagus becomes damaged over time. This is typically a result of repeated acid reflux instances.

It is important to have regular checkups for precancerous cells, so your physician can diagnose and treat Barrett's esophagus. It is commonly diagnosed to patients with GERD.

Gulf Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the region providing radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. During radiofrequency ablation, our surgeons use a flexible tube to view the inside of your esophagus on a monitor. Then, they use radiofrequency energy (heat) to kill the precancerous cells.