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Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
710 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Islam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Islam attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Islam's training includes residency programs at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Felipe Moquete, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
809 E Oak Street; Suite 201
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moquete is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moquete's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moquete has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 E. Monument Avenue; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. M. Anwer is a gastroenterologist in Kissimmee, FL and Celebration, FL. Dr. Anwer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Anwer obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anwer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
818 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Apopka, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Tabrez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giovanni S Spatola, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 S Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Giovanni Spatola is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spatola takes. For his residency, Dr. Spatola trained at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Spatola (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol Problems

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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