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Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that occurs when cells in the lining of the esophagus are damaged, usually because of exposure to acid from the stomach. This can happen as a complication of many years of suffering from gastro esophageal reflux (GER, commonly known as heartburn).

 

It is estimated by the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse that 1 percent of adults in the United States have Barrett’s esophagus. The abnormal cells caused by Barrett’s esophagus can become a type of cancer in some cases, called esophageal adenocarcinoma, though this is rare.

 

Barrett’s esophagus can only be diagnosed with an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy

 

Barrett's esophagus does not have any specific symptoms; Patients with Barrett's have the symptoms of GERD However, not all Barrett's have marked symptoms of GERD, and some patients are detected accidentally with minimal or no symptoms of GERD.

Our team of gastroenterology specialists will ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout the endoscopy test.  

 

Take the first step in lowering your risk of pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions by setting up an appointment with our clinic.

 

 

 

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Symptoms

Treatment

Hemet

951-929-1177

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951-304-3900

Our team of gastroenterology specialists will ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout the endoscopy test.  

 

Take the first step in lowering your risk of pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions by setting up an appointment with our clinic.

 

 

 

• Frequent and longstanding heartburn

• Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)

• Vomiting blood (hematemesis)

• Pain under the sternum where

  the esophagus meets the stomach.

• Unintentional weight loss because eating

  is painful.

What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Treatment for Barrett's esophagus aims to prevent further acid reflux and, if necessary, remove any damaged areas of tissue from your esophagus.

  • Medicines

  • Non-Surgial treatment

  • Surgery

  • Fundoplication

  • Esophagectomy

Apply the technology of endoscopy for a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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