Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus is a serious complication of prolonged and persistent acid reflux disease in which cells in the lower esophagus begin to mutate and become precancerous. Barrett's Esophagus occurs in about 10 percent of acid reflux patients and is one of the most rapidly growing causes of esophageal cancer in North America.  To date, no treatment can reverse the cellular damage done by Barrett's Esophagus.