Do you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

If 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 US. Some try to modify their lifestyle, while 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. If this is you, we understand and we are here to help.

Listen to an information session to better understand GERD and the surgical options that can bring you relief. 

Watch heartburn information sessionLearn about heartburn risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, why consider surgery, and who might be a good candidate for our heartburn program.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What is the difference between a GERD stomach and a healthy stomach?

My heartburn surgery experience

Heartburn surgery helped Dorine live a happy life

Our comprehensive, patient-centered program focuses on providing a solution for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, hiatal hernia, and esophageal symptoms.

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Daniel Hetherman, MD  |  Michelle Toder, MD  |  Matthew Sharbaugh, DO

Our three surgeons at Northern Light Surgical Specialists earned a Surgeon of Excellence designation in Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation.


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417 State Street,
Webber East Bldg, Suite 330,
Bangor, ME, 04401

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Northern Light Surgical Specialists

417 State Street, Webber East
Suite 330
Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 973-8881


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