The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is a comprehensive, patient-centered initiative focused on providing a solution of testing and therapies for any and all patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and esophageal symptoms. Center specialists are available for patient appointments at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Crosby location and at Riverwood Health Center in Aitkin.
With the latest training and equipment, specialists are also able to diagnose esophageal cancer which can develop from recurrent GERD and treat the cancer in early stages.
The Center provides smooth access to comprehensive treatment of GERD as a service to patients and referring physicians. Various physician specialists treat advanced GERD on the same team with the goal of clinical excellence delivered in a manner that produces outstanding patient satisfaction.
All options of testing and treatment are available to patients. Patient education and participation in treatment decisions is paramount and the process is streamlined by eliminating long waits between appointments. Patients have a designated expert contact readily available and all physicians involved in the treatment communicate together and supply unified care.
Patients may be referred by their primary care physician or seek more information by contacting the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center’s specially trained Nurse Coordinator:
Dawn Harcey, R.N.
Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center Nurse Coordinator
You have heartburn, regurgitation, swallowing difficulties or even symptoms in your throat such as cough and hoarseness, GERD can make your life miserable. It affects eating habits, work productivity, sleep and just your overall quality of life.
You are not alone. GERD affects millions of people, up to 40 percent of the population of the United States. Some try to modify their lifestyle, others take antacids or other over the counter medications. Many are prescribed powerful medications designed to be taken for life. Yet, many still suffer and crave relief. Are you one of those? We understand and are here to help.
The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is here for you. Our expert staff understands your suffering and has the capabilities to thoroughly evaluate your condition and deliver an array of treatment choices that will finally provide the relief you deserve.
With one phone call or click you gain access to the most complete reflux care anywhere. Our specially trained Nurse Coordinators assure you an outstanding experience overseeing the scheduling and completion of your evaluation and treatment. You have one single point of contact supplying access, education, convenience and support. No more runaround. No more confusion.
When left untreated, the suffering continues, your esophagus can become irreversibly damaged and esophageal cancer can even result.
We have the latest technologies to test the function of the esophagus, measure acid levels and evaluate for pre-cancerous conditions. We deliver world class treatment tailored for you, whether it is medications or the latest in minimally invasive surgery. The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center has even been selected as one of the first Centers nationally to offer the LINX Reflux Management Device; the latest GERD treatment. Ask about it! If you have GERD, you do not have to suffer. Contact us today to begin your pathway to relief.
“I greatly appreciate the expertise of the reflux specialist along with the friendly and highly professional care of all the surgical staff.”
“With the progression of my GERD symptoms, including frequent sleep disruption, I was just miserable. Now I’m feeling so much better. I’m so grateful for what the reflux center has done to treat my reflux disease so far.”
“Throughout the evaluation process, I felt very comfortable with and confident in my reflux specialist, who I found very easy to talk with about my health concerns.”
“When I came in for my endoscopy, I felt like I was treated like a VIP.”
“I truly never thought this day would come where I can feel like a normal person again. I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from reflux disease.”
“It was a great experience, if you are having some of the same asthma and cough problems I did, then I would really recommend the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The procedure has made a massive change in my life, the facility was great and the care I received was exemplary.”
“Two weeks after my procedure, I was GERD-free and have not had any problems with it since then. I am a much happier person now. I recommend this procedure to anyone who has had GERD.”
"After years of suffering, my heartburn is gone. I feel great now!"
“I saw several doctors and specialists who said there was nothing they could do and I would just have to live with it; I didn’t know what to do. Finally, my son-in-law who is a doctor in the Twin Cities recommended the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center.”
“I’m delighted with the success of my treatment. After my procedure three months ago, I haven’t had any acid reflux and I’m not taking any medication.
“I can eat more spicy foods than before without having any issues or heartburn. It’s like I never had reflux.”