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Barrx™ Halo for Barret's Esophagus at St. Anthony Hospital

For those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who experience gastric acid moving upward from the stomach, inflaming the esophagus, it's not only painful, but can lead to other serious health problems. Untreated GERD can cause the lower portion of the digestive pathway to narrow, bleed and even change from esophagus tissue to intestinal tissue. This change, called intestinal metaplasia or Barrett's esophagus, can lead to cancer.

Specialists on staff at St. Anthony Central Hospital are now able to remove the pre-cancerous tissue nonsurgically so that a normal esophagus lining can be re-established. The innovative method-called the BarrXTM HALO procedure uses radiofrequency ablation delivered directly to the precancerous area by endoscope. The radiofrequency waves "superheat" the abnormal cells, causing them to die and slough off.

To contact a specialist about BarrXTM HALO, call 303-573-9951 and request an appointment with John Goff, MD or R. Matthew Reveille, MD.

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