Barrett's Esophagus

We are leaders in the field of minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted techniques, and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to ensure the best possible outcomes.
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The term “Barrett’s esophagus” refers to certain changes in the lining of your esophagus, usually as a result of contact with stomach acid over time, especially if you have chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition that causes symptoms of heartburn. If you have Barrett’s esophagus, you are more likely to develop a rare form of cancer of the esophagus.

Barrett’s esophagus is often diagnosed when physicians perform an upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy to look for the cause of severe and chronic symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. During the endoscopy, the physician will remove some tissue from various parts of the esophagus. The tissue is sent for a biopsy, which will confirm the diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and reveal any pre-cancerous or cancerous changes in the lining of your esophagus.

Our Approach

We are leaders in the field of minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted techniques and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to ensure the best possible outcomes for people with Barrett’s esophagus and related conditions. Our experts in thoracic surgery and gastroenterology work together to offer medical and surgical treatments, and you also have access to a wide range of experts in many complementary therapies.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons and thoracic surgeons to see inside the body without surgery.
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Pediatric Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as pediatric gastroenterologists to see inside your child’s gastrointestinal system without surgery.
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LINX Reflux Surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid and bile back up into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, sore throat, cough and chest pain. GERD can lead to more serious conditions, such as strictures, esophagitis, and more.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Medical Management
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laryngeal Surgery

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