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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett’s Esophagus is the abnormal growth of intestinal cells above the stomach opening to the esophagus. This condition occurs when GERD is left untreated, and there is continual irritation to the lining of the esophagus due to reflux. This condition can be serious and lead to cancer if left untreated.Patients with Barrett’s usually experience symptoms similar to those produced by chronic GERD.

  • Heartburn
  • Reflux
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Strictures-narrowing of the esophagus caused by scarring

Currently there are no medications that can reverse Barrett’s once diagnosis has been made. Although continual treatment with an acid reducing PPI medication will highly reduce the risk of further complications, it is important to see your physician regularly to monitor this condition. In some advanced cases, radio-frequency ablation (RFA) is recommended for treatment.