Heartburn Care

Comprehensive care for heartburn and reflux disease

Comprehensive Heartburn Care

Finding the right care for chronic heartburn can be challenging. At Mount Auburn Hospital, you can get all the care you need under one roof. Whether your heartburn requires medication or surgery, we'll help you understand your options.

Our digestive health specialists offer the following treatment options:

Lifestyle Modifications

Changing habits can help treat heartburn. These changes include avoiding the following:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Acidic or fatty foods
  • Carbonated beverages

Managing your weight may also help to reduce your heartburn.


If changing habits doesn't work, medications may be the next step. These include prescriptions and over-the-counter antacids. 


Sometimes, medication doesn' work. Sometimes, there's a more serious issue causing your heartburn. In these cases, you may need surgery. We work with our general surgeons to treat various conditions that cause heartburn. You may need one of the following surgical procedures:.

Hiatal or Para-Esophageal Hernia Repair

If part of the stomach or lower esophageal sphincter are above your diaphragm, it can cause heartburn. During this procedure, we move these areas back below your diaphragm. We also stitch diaphragm muscles together to prevent this from happening again.

Fundoplication (Wrap)

Fundoplication involves wrapping the upper stomach around the esophagus. This prevents acids and food from flowing up into the esophagus.

Linx Procedure

During a Linx procedure, a surgeon places a small magnetic titanium implant (about the size of a quarter) around your lower esophagus. This ring helps to strengthen the valve between the esophagus and the stomach. It stops acid from entering the esophagus easily. The implant can easily be removed.

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Conditions We Treat

Our Heartburn Care team diagnoses and treats the following conditions:
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Esophageal motility disorders

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To speak with a member our Heartburn Care team, please give us a call.