MaineGeneral Heartburn Center
Chronic heartburn, a symptom of acid reflux (GERD), can be painful, debilitating and life-limiting.
MaineGeneral now offers patients with these conditions seamless care through the MaineGeneral Heartburn Center.
Each patient receives care specific to their needs. This care is coordinated by a team of highly trained, compassionate medical staff of MaineGeneral Gastroenterology and MaineGeneral Surgery.
Whether medication, diet and lifestyle changes or surgery (including a minimally nvasive procedure – see story below), is right for you, the Heartburn Center is here to help you on your journey to finally getting rid of chronic heartburn or reflux.
The Heartburn Center offers appointments by referral only. If it’s time to seek help for your chronic heartburn, talk to your doctor about getting a referral.
New Minimally Invasive Treatment Available for Heartburn
MaineGeneral can help you find relief and get to the root cause of your heartburn with a new minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions.
The procedure, call TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication), treats heartburn at its source, reconstructing the valve that prevents acid to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus. This process restores your body’s natural protection against acid reflux.
- Faster recovery
- No visible scars
- Restores valve to natural state
- No increased gas or bloating
- More than 80 percent of patients are able to be off medication for heartburn in one year
- The procedure is done under general anesthesia and generally takes less than an hour.
This is just one of the treatment options for patients with chronic heartburn. Talk to your doctor about getting a referral to the MaineGeneral Heartburn Center to see what treatment is best for you.