White-Wilson Medical Center

Fort Walton Beach gastroenterologist doctors, gastro doctor

The White-Wilson Gastroenterology Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality care with the latest technology and techniques. We believe that partnering with our patients in their care helps ensure the best outcomes.

Our Gastroenterology Clinic is located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Our board-certified gastroenterologists provide compassionate care, and offer screening, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of gastroenterology disorders and diseases.

Our gastroenterologists specialize in everything from common GI problems, digestive issues such as diarrhea and constipation, colon cancer screenings and treatment for ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulosis, heartburn, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids and abdominal pain.

  • Adominal pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Biliary Tract Disorder
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gallbladder disorder
  • Gastritis
  • Adominal pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gastroenterology Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Ulcerative colitis

Procedures offered by our Gastroenterology Clinic include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • 48-Hour PH Probe Study
  • Upper Endoscopy

Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but it is also one of two preventable cancers.

Our Gastroenterology Clinic in Fort Walton Beach provides colonoscopy screenings as a preventive measure to reduce your risk of colon cancer. A colonoscopy screening is a procedure for individuals who are not experiencing any pain or symptoms, and is helpful in the diagnosis or evaluation of various GI disorders, including colon cancer. During the colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist can both identify and remove precancerous polyps.

Patients with a family history of colon cancer/colon polyps should schedule a screening colonoscopy at age 40. If you have no family history of colon cancer, you should schedule a screening colonoscopy at age 50. If you are experiencing any gastrointestinal symptoms, you should contact your primary care physician immediately.

The White-Wilson gastroenterologists perform routine colonoscopy screenings at the Emerald Coast Surgery Center. A screening colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure, and patients can expect to be home that day.

The Facts About Colon Cancer:

  • Polyps are pre-cancerous tissue often discovered and removed during a colonoscopy, thus preventing cancer development.
  • The majority of people with polyps or early colon cancer do not have any symptoms.
  • 70% of colon cancer patients do not have a family history of colon cancer.
  • Everyone is at risk, and colon cancer equally affects men and women.

White-Wilson Gastroenterology Reference Materials & Health Tips:

Colon Polyps and Cancer Prevention: There are a number of dietary steps that can be taken to reduce your chance of getting colon cancer or polyps.
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Diverticulosis: known as pockets or pouches of the colon, is very common. The condition is almost certainly caused by a low fiber intake over a lifetime.
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Our Gastroenterology Specialist

Christopher D. Abrasley, M.D.
Gatroenterology
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8260

Mark C. Riggenbach, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8260

Suzanne Saylor, ARNP
Gastroenterology
Fort Walton Beach
850.863.8260

Make an Appointment

Gastroenterology Clinic
1032 Mar-Walt Drive, Suite 210
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

850.863.8260

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