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Conditions We Treat: Barrett’s Esophagus

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.

Barrett’s Esophagus: What You Need to Know

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  • Treatment for Barrett’s esophagus ranges from lifestyle changes to medication, or in some cases, surgery.
  • In order to confirm a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus, you will require diagnostic testing. Procedures may include X-rays or an endoscopy.
  • Barrett’s esophagus produces symptoms similar to GERD. However, Barrett’s esophagus can sometimes develop into esophageal cancer, so your condition needs to be monitored closely.

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