BARRX Procedure


Barrett's esophagus is diagnosed by performing esophagoscopy with biopsy confirmation.  Typically, a patient with Barrett's esophagus has a history of reflux symptoms.  Once diagnosed, a patient must undergo frequent surveillance endoscopy procedures to identify progression to dysplasia or cancer.  The surveillance endoscopy interval varies from every three months to every 1-2 years depending on severity of the initially Barrett's esophagus diagnosis.  The esophagoscopy with ablation procedure ablates the diseased esophageal tissue (Barrett's esophagus) under direct endoscopic visualization, thus mitigating the risk of further disease progression.