Barrett’s Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation uses radiofrequency energy, or radio waves, to remove or destroy abnormal tissue of the esophagus (Barrett’s esophagus) while minimizing the injury to the normal esophageal tissue. This is also called ablation, which means to remove or destroy abnormal tissue. The ultimate goal is to have normal, healthy esophageal tissue to replace the ablated abnormal tissue.

Radiofrequency ablation is an out-patient, or same day, procedure. It is a simple procedure performed via a routine upper endoscopy. The procedure takes about 30 minutes under moderate sedation and is usually very well-tolerated.

Radiofrequency ablation is a safe and effective method to treat Barrett’s esophagus.