Because the symptoms of acid reflux can be similar to other gastroesophageal conditions, SFENTA offers acid reflux testing to diagnose your condition accurately. We provide patients across Southern Florida with an esophageal pH test that can track the quantity of acid that moves into the esophagus from the stomach over a period of time.

Esophageal pH Testing

An esophageal pH test is performed using a small piece of equipment inserted through the nostril and lower into the esophagus. The equipment may be wireless or require you to wear a small cord. The wireless device can be inserted into the esophagus using an endoscope.

This device will be recording and transmitting your pH levels for 24 to 48 hours. It will also be able to track your symptoms and whether or not they change after you eat or lie down (which is common with acid reflux). You will be encouraged to partake in most of your regular activities while wearing the device in order to provide your physician with accurate information.

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What Conditions Can the Test Confirm?

The goal of the test is to help determine if you have acid reflux or another gastrointestinal condition. The test can also help providers determine if acid reflux or heartburn treatment has been working effectively.

Benefits of Acid Reflux Testing

The primary benefit of an acid reflux test is a confirmed diagnosis. Once a confirmed diagnosis is achieved, our providers can help you find the best course of treatment.

The test does not interrupt your regular activities, and will only last for a day or two at most. 

About SFENTA

SFENTA has over 30 locations across South Florida to help patients find complete relief from their ENT symptoms. We’ve been serving patients for over 30 years, and are proud to be members of the local community.

Our goal is to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers understand that care should always be customized to meet a patient’s unique needs and lifestyle. This is why we never take a cookie-cutter approach to treatment plans.

Continuity of Care

Our physicians believe in finding long-term care solutions that address each of the symptoms impacting your life.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We’ve built a provider network staffed with over 50 physicians from all specialties of ENT care. This ensures you’re always seeing a provider who specializes in your symptoms or condition.

The Security of a Community Staple

With over 30 locations, you can ensure that our staff will always be available to you in your time of need.

Your Acid Reflux Test

The first step before testing is an evaluation with one of our providers. They will review your symptoms and medical history to ensure the test is right for you. If the providers feel you are a good candidate for the test, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours prior and avoid certain medications. The device will then be inserted into the esophagus, and you will be able to continue with your daily activities. You will need to wear the device for at least 24 hours (up to 48) before returning to the office for removal. After this, the provider will review your results, and if possible, confirm a diagnosis. The provider will also be able to assist with treatment options to help you live more comfortably.

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FAQ

How long will I need to wear the device?

Patients will need to wear the device for 24 to 48 hours. At your appointment, your provider will instruct you on the specific length of time you should wear the device.

Can I remove the device myself?

No. You will need to return to the office to have a provider remove the device. Please do not attempt to remove the device yourself.

Who is a candidate for acid reflux testing?

If you find yourself experiencing recurring episodes of heartburn, you may be a candidate for acid reflux testing. Other candidates include those who suspect they may have acid reflux or experience regurgitation or pain after eating.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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