For release: March 4, 2014
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, email@example.com
Are you tired of suffering from heartburn more than twice a week or avoiding the foods that you once enjoyed due to acid indigestion? Or, have you been told you have Barrett’s esophagus and don’t know what options are available? Stop the daily medications and lifestyle changes by taking the next step toward seeking a long-term solution and attend a free information session hosted by Akron General's Heartburn Center Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Akron General Health & Wellness Center – Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown.
Gastroenterologist Richard Salvino, MD, and surgeons Charudutt Paranjape, MD, and William Papouras, MD, will present information on heartburn, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, as well as available treatment options, including Trans‐oral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) surgery and the minimally invasive HALO ablative therapy for Barrett’s esophagus. Akron General's Heartburn Center is proud to be the first center in Northeast Ohio to offer state-of-the-art, incisionless surgery.
For more information, or to reserve your seat, please call the Akron General Heartburn Center at 330‐344‐BURN (2876). You can also visit akrongeneral.org/heartburn for more information.
About Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a nonprofit healthcare organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General serves as the hub for Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region and includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center in downtown Akron; Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group; three Health & Wellness Centers; Lodi Hospital; Visiting Nurse Service; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the ninth best hospital in Ohio. For more information, visit akrongeneral.org.
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Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.