What’s Barrett’s esophagus?
You may have a small chance of developing Barrett’s esophagus if you live with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for a long time. In Barrett’s esophagus, the tissue lining your esophagus (tube from your mouth to your stomach) changes to tissue like your intestinal lining. This can increase your risk for esophageal cancer.
How treatment works
Before the Barrx Halo procedure, you’ll receive a sedative – a medicine to relax you. After you’re sleepy, a doctor will slide a thin tube called an endoscope into your esophagus. The endoscope has a camera and light that your doctor uses to see inside your body.
Your doctor then uses a tiny tool to perform radiofrequency ablation. This treatment sends out mild electrical signals to destroy the unusual tissue in your esophagus before it can become cancerous.