Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure treating dysplastic (precancerous) Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s esophagus is a complication that can occur from having chronic acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


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How painful is esophageal ablation?

The procedure itself is not usually painful, as the patient is sedated during the procedure. It is, however, common for the patient to feel chest pain and discomfort swallowing for no longer than seven days after the procedure.

Can radiofrequency ablation cure Barrett's esophagus?

RFA was first used to treat Barrett's esophagus in 2005. Since then, more than 50 clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of RFA for complete removal of Barrett's esophagus, as well as reducing progression of dysplasia to esophageal cancer.