New Barretts Esophagus Treatments
July 20, 2010
Today we have endoscopic therapies including radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, and endoscopic mucosal resection to treat Barrett's esophagus. Often times an endoscopic mucosal resection is combined with radiofrequency ablation. The endoscopic mucosal resection removes the unhealthy portion then the radiofrequency ablation removes anything that could develop into a cancer in the future. In all procedures, performed by gastroenterologists, patients go home right afterwards.
Learn About Confocal Microendoscopy
June 14, 2010
Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, director of endoscopy at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, explains how a laser performs imaging of the very superficial lining of the esophagus and what patients can expect when having the procedure.