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My bf has barretts esophagus, what will happen if he does not have surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Is there dysplasia?

The key issue with barrett's is whether there is any dysplasia .
Dysplasia is an abnormality of the cells of the esophagus that have a distinct microscopic appearance. High-grade dysplasia (hgd) requires rx (surgical or endoscopic); low-grade dysplasia (lgd) warrants very close surveillance. Ironically, anti-reflux surgery has not led to a regression in barrett's changes as one would think.

In brief: Is there dysplasia?

The key issue with barrett's is whether there is any dysplasia .
Dysplasia is an abnormality of the cells of the esophagus that have a distinct microscopic appearance. High-grade dysplasia (hgd) requires rx (surgical or endoscopic); low-grade dysplasia (lgd) warrants very close surveillance. Ironically, anti-reflux surgery has not led to a regression in barrett's changes as one would think.
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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

Barrett's esophagus is a condition that arises due to chronic acid reflux or gerd.
It increases the likelihood of developing esophageal cancer. There is a procedure called halo which can cure barrett's without major surgery. The more important step is to get his reflux fixed by either a tif (transoral incisionless fundoplication) or a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication.

In brief: Depends.

Barrett's esophagus is a condition that arises due to chronic acid reflux or gerd.
It increases the likelihood of developing esophageal cancer. There is a procedure called halo which can cure barrett's without major surgery. The more important step is to get his reflux fixed by either a tif (transoral incisionless fundoplication) or a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication.
Dr. Dan Lister
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