Gastroenterology Care

Heartburn Treatment Center

Heartburn occurs when stomach acid escapes and flows up into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in your chest and throat.

What causes heartburn?

Heartburn can be triggered by certain foods and drinks, as well as some physical conditions such as pregnancy and obesity, anxiety and depression.

Many people suffer from heartburn, however, if you experience it often, it could be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

What is GERD?

GERD is a digestive disorder that occurs when the small muscular opening at the end of your esophagus that leads to your stomach is not working properly, allowing stomach acid to be released.

Heartburn signs and symptoms

Symptoms for heartburn include:

  • Persistent sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Chest pain
  • Pain when swallowing 
  • Nausea


A team-based approach to heartburn treatment

Our experts at the Tanner Heartburn Treatment Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heartburn, GERD and other esophageal issues. Our patient care team works with you to find solutions that offer lasting relief from heartburn pain.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing
  • Thorough education about GERD and other esophageal issues 
  • Appropriate and effective treatment alternatives
  • A seamless partnership between you, the nurse navigator and physicians

Many people know what it’s like to suffer the painful, irritating, burning discomfort of chronic heartburn. At Tanner Heartburn Treatment Center, you will find the right diagnosis and treatment to live your live normally again. 


Services from Tanner Heartburn Center are available in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen and Wedowee. For more information or to make an appointment, call 770-812-2025.

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