Digestive Diseases Center
Digestive Diseases Center is a single–specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the Florida Panhandle. Our practice consists of five Board Certified Gastroenterologists. We have three office locations and a free-standing endoscopy center, Northwest Florida Gastroenterology Center, to serve our patients. Our Board Certified physicians specialize in treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease (IBS), Barrett’s Esophagus and disease of the liver and pancreas. Additionally, our physician’s perform colonoscopies and endoscopies for screening and diagnostic purposes in the area’s only surgery center specializing solely in gastrointestinal procedures.
If you are looking for advanced, comprehensive patient care, call Digestive Diseases Center for an appointment. Appointments for new patients are available within 24 hours.
What Is the Difference Between IBS and IBD?
IBS is often confused with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition with similar symptoms but several key differences. IBS is considered a syndrome, or collection of symptoms, while IBD is classified as a disease.
The Connection between GERD and IBS
The month of April is IBS Awareness Month, which is a great time for IBS sufferers to reevaluate their symptoms and make sure they’re receiving adequate relief.
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
But did you know that chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can lead to esophageal cancer? April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to get proactive about putting a stop to your heartburn!
Go for the Gold!
The colonoscopy is also the gold standard for colon screenings because the test is not just a diagnostic tool, but it is also a method of treatment and prevention as well.