- Barrx ablation is one of the treatment options for Barrett's esophagus. Ablation procedure or Barrx can destroy the abnormal tissues by using heat or radiofrequency.
- The tube that transports food and liquids from your mouth to your stomach is your esophagus (food pipe). Barrett's esophagus is caused by years of damage to the esophageal lining from the reflex of stomach acids and enzymes. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you can develop Barrett's esophagus.
- During Barrx procedure your doctor uses an endoscope to insert a thin tube or catheter with a balloon at the end. This catheter delivers targetted bursts of energy that ablates or destroys the abnormal tissue.
Watch this video to learn about Barrett's esophagus and how Barrx procedure is done:
Reference: About Your BarrxTM Ablation | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (n.d.). Www.mskcc.org. Retrieved May 14, 2021, from https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/about-your-barrx-ablation