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Barrett’s esophagus is a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) . GERD is a condition in which the stomach regurgitates its contents into the esophagus. This causes erosions in the esophagus.
Read a more in-depth article about Barrett’s esophagus, written by Johns Hopkins gastroenterologists, which details the anatomical description of the causes of Barrett’s esophagus.
Read our FAQs about Barrett’s esophagus.
Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers using confocal endomicroscopy, which offers immediate diagnosis.Learn more about confocal microscopy at Johns Hopkins.