What is Barrett’s esophagus?

Barrett's esophagus causes changes to the lining of the esophagus near the stomach. The changes may have been caused by the acid reflux that occurs with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

The changed lining is not cancerous, but Barrett's esophagus may increase your chances of developing cancer later on.

Barrett's esophagus treatment

Currently, there is no cure for Barrett's esophagus, so treatment is aimed at preventing further damage from occurring by stopping acid reflux from the stomach.

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Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of Barrett's esophagus and personal preferences. Barrett's esophagus treatment options may include:

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Baylor Scott & White Health's specialized centers can help pinpoint digestive disease causes and get you started on a path of optimal digestive health.