A new treatment option for Barrett's esophagus
ProHealth Care now offers Barrx Halo to help those with Barrett's esophagus. This new treatment eliminates pre-cancerous cells with radiofrequency ablation before they become invasive cancer.
About 3.3 million Americans have Barrett's esophagus, a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue that is similar to the lining of the intestine. No symptoms are associated with Barrett's esophagus, but it's commonly found in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
About one in every 200 people with Barrett's esophagus will develop esophageal cancer.
Who's at risk?
Obese people are at risk because belly fat puts pressure on the esophagus. Also at risk are those with high-grade dysplasia, which means that cells in the esophagus are changing to resemble cancer cells.
For more information
- Talk to your doctor to find out if Barrx Halo treatment is right for you
- If you're having reflux several times a week, it's a good idea to see a gastroenterologist. If you need a referral to one, please call ProHealth Care's Physician Referral Service at 1-800-544-2745.
- Learn more about Barrett's esophagus and acid reflux in our Health Library