Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where there is a change in the lining of the esophagus related almost exclusively to acid reflux. Some patients with Barrett’s esophagus may benefit from Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) therapy. This is a procedure where energy is directed to the esophageal mucosa to create a superficial burn that destroys the abnormal tissue. RFA is performed during an EGD procedure, under sedation. A special catheter is then inserted and inflated, so that the electrodes touch the wall of the esophagus. The energy is then released, to create the burn which destroys the diseased tissue.

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