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Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which some of the cells in your esophagus change in response to long-term exposure to stomach acid. Barrett's esophagus doesn't cause symptoms itself, but the condition can occur in people who have had heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for many years.
Our Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center at the Ertan Digestive Disease Center and the Gastroenterology Center of Excellence is a multidisciplinary patient care team, which includes gastroenterologists, pathologists and surgeons who have specialized training to treat basic and complicated Barrett’s esophagus cases.
Specialists in our Barrett's esophagus treatment program offer a complete range of diagnostic tests and therapies for GERD to help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and halt its progression. Treatment options include current medical therapies as well as minimally invasive surgical anti-reflux procedures to control GERD.Learn more about Barrett's Esophagus
The at the Ertan Digestive Disease Center and the Gastroenterology Center of Excellence has an active research program* for Barrett's esophagus, including a Barrett's esophagus registry that compiles information on patients and follows their outcomes after therapy. The goal of this research is to help gain an improved understanding of the genetic basis of Barrett's esophagus and develop improved screening and treatment guidelines for this disease at the Ertan Digestive Disease Center and the Gastroenterology Center of Excellence.
BARRx/HALO Clinical Protocol B-500 "HALO Patient National Registry Ablation of Barrett's EsophagusPrincipal Investigator: Atilla Ertan, M.D.