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For release: March 24, 2014

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org

Ready to stop heartburn for good?
Lodi Community Hospital’s Heartburn Center offers long-term solution

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 Monday, April 14 at 10:45 a.m. at the Cloverleaf Rec Center, 8525 Friendsville Road, Lodi.

Surgeon William Papouras, MD, will present information on heartburn, acid reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus, as well as available treatment options, minimally invasive and incisionless surgery, as well as the HALO ablation treatment for Barrett’s esophagus. The Akron General Heartburn Center is proud to be one of the first in Northeast Ohio to offer state-of-the-art, incisionless surgery.

For more information, or to reserve your seat, please call the Cloverleaf Rec Center at 330-948-1323 or the Akron General Heartburn Center at 330‐344‐BURN (2876). You can also visit akrongeneral.org/heartburn for more information.


About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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