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Lecture held in February to discuss GERD

January 14, 2013

Michelle Holmgren, Public Affairs & Community Relations Specialist
(Office) 413-967-2296 (Cell) 413-237-6743


Ware, MA (January 9, 2013) - Most people get heartburn once in a while. If you have heartburn two or more times a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a term used to describe chronic heartburn.

Community members are invited to join Dr. Matthew Brackman from Baystate Medical Practice-Mary Lane Surgery on Thursday, February 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm for a lecture about Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the latest news about anti-reflux surgery. The program will be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor.

“Anyone can have GERD,” said Sue Fontaine, Senior Coordinator of Loyalty Programs at Baystate Health. Dr. Brackman will discuss treatment options for GERD which can include lifestyle changes, over-the-counter remedies, prescription medications, and/or surgery.”
Dr. Brackman is board certified in general surgery, and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and has extensive training to manage many surgical problems and diseases and has special interest in laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and endocrine surgery.
This lecture is sponsored by Baystate Health Senior Class is offered at no cost. Healthy Refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at 413-967-2488. For more information about Senior Class Loyalty Program visit