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Heartburn Center

Finally, relief from heartburn. Now only at Akron General.
If you’re taking drugs to relieve your chronic heartburn but have concerns about the long-term health risks associated with medications, you’ll be glad to know that now there’s a better, more effective solution. It’s state-of-the-art surgery without incisions, and it’s now available for the first time in Northeast Ohio only at Akron General.

If you have heartburn twice a week or more, you may have acid reflux disease, also known as GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Heartburn is the most common symptom, but you may also experience:

  • Chest pain, especially at night while lying down*
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Asthma or asthma-like symptoms
  • Regurgitation
  • Hoarseness or sore throat
  • Excessive clearing of the throat
  • Frequent burping or hiccups
  • Feeling food get stuck in the throat
  • Frequent swallowing
  • Reflux-related sleep disorders
  • Yellow fluid or stains on the pillow after sleep
  • Burning in the mouth or throat
  • Intolerance of certain foods
  • Bloating
  • Dental erosions or therapy-resistant gum disease
  • For more information about the procedure that can bring you longer-lasting relief than acid reflux drugs, fill out this online information request form.

    *If your chest pain is brought on by physical exertion or accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea or pain radiating to your neck, shoulder or arm, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. These are heart-related symptoms, which should be evaluated immediately.

    Watch to hear how Ken was able to stop taking heartburn medication.

    Chris is happy to enjoy her favoite foods once again. Watch now.



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