Twin Cities Heartburn Center – Providing Specialized Care

We treat all types of esophageal disease, including achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia. Watch this video for more information.

Heartburn? We know how unpleasant that can be. Let us help you diagnose and treat your heartburn before it leads to a more serious esophageal disorder.

Many hernia surgeries can be performed robotically. Robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System is now available at the North Memorial Health – Minnetonka Medical Center and at the Maple Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center, in addition to North Memorial Health Hospital and the Maple Grove Hospital. Find out if robotic surgery is right for you.

Watch a TV interview with Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS, and Director of the Twin Cities Heartburn Center, on the topic of heartburn diagnosis and treatment options.

These videos were taped before the coronavirus pandemic, so surgeons and patients are not wearing masks or social distancing, as recommended by the CDC. For information on our current procedures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, visit our SGS COVID-19 FAQ page. Please stay well.

Do you suffer from heartburn?

Learn how the experts at the Twin Cities Heartburn Center diagnose heartburn.

Have you been diagnosed with GERD?


Specialists in General Surgery is pleased to provide a Heartburn Center specializing in care for patients with esophageal and digestive disorders that result in heartburn. Our providers offer in-depth knowledge and focused techniques for diagnosing and treating heartburn and diseases of the esophagus, from acid reflux to esophageal cancer. Heartburn can be unpleasant, but if left untreated, it also can lead to serious esophageal disorders. We welcome the opportunity to help you diagnose and treat your condition.

We Offer Options for Improved Outcomes

We perform a wide range of diagnostic options to determine the best course of treatment for your condition, ranging from lifestyle changes to surgery. Today, in addition to providing open and minimally invasive surgery, we have the largest number of robotic-trained surgeons in the Upper Midwest, providing a surgical option for improved outcomes with less pain and faster recovery time.

NOTE: If you are suffering from severe chest pain that you think might be heartburn but is accompanied by other symptoms, such as lightheadedness, pain that radiates down your arm or nausea, please call 911 or seek immediate help. Chest pain also can be a symptom of a heart attack.

Make An Appointment

If you suffer from heartburn, please request an appointment with one of our specialists here.


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