Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which acid reflux damages the flat lining of the swallowing tube which connects the mouth to the stomach, causing the esophagus to thicken and the lining to turn red. This disorder stands for "Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)" in medical terminology and may be followed by heartburn or belching. This GERD can induce a transformation in cells in some people, progressing to Barrett's esophagus, or it can develop without GERD. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Highly qualified physicians at Medvoyage believe the risk of developing esophageal cancer is minimal, but regular check-ups with careful imaging and comprehensive oesophagus biopsy are important to examine precancerous cells and thus prevent cancer.
A multidisciplinary care team for people with Barrett's esophagus is formed by doctors and clinics that are Medvoyage partners in various specialties and they can provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plans that meet your needs.
Improved diagnosis and treatment
Treatment for this condition can begin with endoscopy examination of the esophageal mucosa and end with a procedure for extracting the damaged tissue.
We have selected those experts who can provide the best methods especially for you.
Let's see how our clinicians use simple approaches to enhance the condition with Barrett's esophagus:
- Imaging techniques for detecting precancerous changes in Barrett's esophagus which indicate early cancer elements;
- Review and identify genetic factors that may be associated to esophagus Barrett;
- Treatment methods without the need for surgery;
- Use minimally invasive surgical approach;
- Determining improvements in the oesophageal mucosa;
- Operation Nissen Fundoplication is intended to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter;
- LINX procedure - a device is inserted around the lower esophagus;
- Procedure stretta.
- Radiofrequency ablation-a special installed endoscope that emits heat that destroys abnormal cells.
- Cryotherapy - an endoscope that dispenses cold gas or liquid to freeze abnormal cells.
- Photodynamic therapy - injection of a light-sensitive chemical called porfimer (photofrin).
Medical professionals at Medvoyage argue that a number of pathological conditions may be asymptomatic, so it is important to be examined even if you are not bothered by anything. Consult with our specialists now and choose a suitable doctor not only from nearby, but also from abroad, and we will arrange for you the most effective treatment.
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