Question of the week regarding Barrett’s esophagus

Question of the week regarding Barrett’s esophagus

Question of The Week Lori from Houston has a question regarding Barrett’s esophagus: “I have stage 4 GERD plus Barrett's and would appreciate any additional info you can provide. I recently turned 60, and my dad and his sister both died of esophageal cancer and stomach cancer”. Dear...

Long-Term effect of Nissen Fundoplication on Barrett’s Esophagus

Knight BC et al has recently published in the Annals of Surgery an interesting study on the regression of Barrett’s esophagus following laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgery for GERD. Since 1991, the authors followed prospectively 50 GERD patients with Barrett’s esophagus who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication. the...

Who Gets Barrett’s Esophagus?

When GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) causes Barrett’s Esophagus, it means that the tissue lining along the esophagus has mutated into tissue that’s similar in the intestine.  Developing this condition increases the odds of developing cancer of the esophagus. So who gets it?  How do you know...

You’ve been diagnosed with Barrett’s now what?

Barrett’s esophagus is the result of longstanding acid reflux that causes abnormal changes to occur in the affected cells of the esophagus. This condition increases your risk of developing esophageal cancer. Fortunately, the risk is small at 0.5% chance per year or 10% risk over...