Radiofrequency ablation uses the HALO-BARRX treatment to treat Barrett’s Esophagus, by using an endoscopic ablation technique to remove the diseased lining of the esophagus.
What to Expect
After you have met with your doctor and they have recommended a radiofrequency ablation,
they will explain the procedure in detail. When you arrive for the procedure, a nurse will start an
IV in your arm so the CRNA can administer your sedation. You will like on your left site.
You will have your Barrx ablation during an upper endoscopy procedure. For the upper
endoscopy, your doctor will use a flexible tube called a gastroscope to look at the inside of your
esophagus on a television monitor. Barrx ablation uses radiofrequency energy (heat) to kill the
abnormal cells. Killing these cells can prevent the tissue from turning into cancer. Once the
abnormal cells are gone, new, healthy cells can replace them.