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Just diagnosed with barretts esophagus. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Newly dx'ed Barretts

Barrett's esophagus is not something to play around with! barrett's epithelium occurs as a terminal event in those with chronic gerd.
Barrett's patients risks cancer of the esophagus. Poorly treated barrett's can progress by replacing more & more of the esophagus lining, & can become dysplastic. Barrett's warrants surveillance endoscopy, aggressive acid suppression, & maybe ablation &/or surgery.

In brief: Newly dx'ed Barretts

Barrett's esophagus is not something to play around with! barrett's epithelium occurs as a terminal event in those with chronic gerd.
Barrett's patients risks cancer of the esophagus. Poorly treated barrett's can progress by replacing more & more of the esophagus lining, & can become dysplastic. Barrett's warrants surveillance endoscopy, aggressive acid suppression, & maybe ablation &/or surgery.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
I agree. Barrett's esophagus should be followed carefully. There are many different treatment options currently available and becoming available in the US.There is definitely an increased risk of esophageal cancer in patients with Barretts dz. Find another doctor with experience in Barretts if your current one is gone. This is not an emergency situation. G
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Gastic reflux

Barrett's esophagus is the result of damage to the lining of esophagus from gastric acid and enzymes backing up into the esophagus.
Over time it can lead to cancer. Initial treatment is with antacids but may require surgery depending on the defects and extent of damage.

In brief: Gastic reflux

Barrett's esophagus is the result of damage to the lining of esophagus from gastric acid and enzymes backing up into the esophagus.
Over time it can lead to cancer. Initial treatment is with antacids but may require surgery depending on the defects and extent of damage.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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