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For release: March 24, 2014

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,

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 for more information.

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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; 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 tenth best hospital in Ohio. For more information, visit

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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 Follow us at

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