Burning in your chest or throat may signal a problem with acid reflux or heartburn. It is caused by stomach acid returning to the esophagus and is most common in men and women ages 25-50. This gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter muscle does not close properly to keep stomach acid contained.
Most often this condition is corrected through the use of laparoscopic surgery. This type of treatment allows you to recover faster with less pain. You may be able to go home within two days after surgery, and return to normal activities a week later.