BARRETT’S OESOPHAGUS

BARRETT’S OESOPHAGUS

What is Barrett’s Oesophagus?
Barrett’s Oesophagus or Barrett’s Epithelium is an adaptive change that occurs in some patients with longstanding reflux disease.

How is it different from reflux disease?
Patients with Barrett’s Oesophagus sometimes have less heartburn than expected as the new adaptive tissue in the food pipe is resistant to acid. Barrett’s Epithelium increases the risk of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus.

How it is diagnosed?
The diagnosis is suspected during endoscopy but is confirmed histologically (pathologist looks at the biopsy samples under a microscope).

How is it treated?
If Barrett’s Oesophagus is confirmed, long term acid suppression and anti-reflux lifestyle changes are recommended. Your gastroenterologist will also recommend surveillance gastroscopies with biopsies. The time interval depends on the length of the Barrett’s Oesophagus and the degree of changes seen in the biopsy specimen.

 

OUR SPECIALISTS

Dr. Eric Wegman
Dr. Eric Wegman
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist - MB BS(Hons) UNSW, PhD USyd, FRACP, GIA(cert)
Dr. Philip Chang
Dr. Philip Chang
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
MBBS, MMed, FRACP
Dr. Jelica Kurtovic
Dr. Jelica Kurtovic
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
BSc(Med)MB.BS, FRACP
Ass. Prof. Alan Meagher
Ass. Prof. Alan Meagher
Colorectal surgeon
MB BS (UNSW), FRACS
Dr. Emily He
Dr. Emily He
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
MPH, MB BS, FRACP
Dr. Michael Hennessy
Dr. Michael Hennessy
Eye Physician and Surgeon
BMedSc., MB BS, MBiomedE., FRACO. (Ophthalmic)
Dr. Shing Wong
Dr. Shing Wong
Colorectal Surgeon, Senior Lecturer, Programme of Surgery, PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL
MBBS(Hons) FRACS MS (Colorectal) GradCertULT
Ass. Prof. Matthew Morgan
Ass. Prof. Matthew Morgan
Colorectal & General Surgery
MB BS (USYD) FRACS

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