Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus is a procedure that can minimize or prevent abnormal cells from becoming esophageal cancer.
The physicians at Atlantic Digestive Specialists use BARRX, a new option to treat Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition in which abnormal tissue forms in the lining of the esophagus often as a result of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). These cells can become cancerous. By ablating, or removing, these cells our physicians can aid in preventing the tissue from developing into cancer. The abnormal cells are destroyed using the radiofrequency BARRX system and new, healthy cells replace them.
Our physicians perform this procedure in conjunction with an upper endoscopy. No incisions or surgery is needed. An upper endoscope is gently inserted through the nose and moved around the bends of the esophagus and stomach. The endoscope has a light and camera at the tip to allow our physicians to view the lining of the esophagus. A sizing balloon measures the esophagus and then the proper BARRX radiofrequency ablation device is inserted to remove the abnormal cells.
At Atlantic Digestive Specialists you will benefit from the personal care and technologically advanced procedures performed by our leading, board-certified gastroenterologists. Contact us for more information about the Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus procedure.