Reflux, heartburn solutions virtual seminar

Suffering from chronic heartburn or reflux disease? Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin.

Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” virtual seminar on Tues., Nov. 16, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Loveitt, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC), and Physician Assistant T. J. Hirsch will provide an overview of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and how it can be treated. They will discuss minimally invasive procedures and comprehensive follow-up care available at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.

GERD is caused by a weak valve between the esophagus and the stomach, which allows acid, bile and stomach contents, to flow into the esophagus. This creates heartburn and can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer. In addition to heartburn, GERD sufferers experience regurgitation, hoarseness, persistent cough, asthma, bad breath, sleep disturbance, and tooth erosion.

The virtual seminar will be offered via Zoom. Register in advance with an opportunity to submit a question at After registering, participants receive a confirmation email with information on joining the seminar.

For more information or to request an appointment for reflux and heartburn care, call MRHC Nurse Coordinator Dawn Harcey at 218-429-3930. View informational videos on GERD care at