Barrett's Esophagus Treatment in North Houston
What is HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus?
HALO ablation, or radiofrequency ablation, is a treatment option for patients who have suffered from abnormal cell growth in the esophagus known as Barrett’s esophagus. The condition occurs when chronic acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) goes untreated over time, causing damage to the lining of your esophagus. HALO ablation uses radio waves to generate heat and destroy the abnormal cells, leaving healthy tissue.
Why is HALO ablation used?
If you experience any symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus or your doctor detects signs of this condition, you may be a good candidate for HALO ablation.
What does HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus involve?
During HALO ablation, one of our experienced providers will place a small balloon containing electromagnetic coils in your esophagus. Then, energy is passed through these coils, causing the abnormal tissues on the surface of your esophagus to burn. This kills the abnormal cells but is not strong enough to kill the healthy tissues beneath the surface.
After, we will walk you through any next steps for your treatment. Our goal is to provide every patient with convenient, compassionate care that is personalized for your needs. So we will take the time to walk you through everything you’ll need to know through your recovery.
What are the benefits of undergoing HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston?
Some of the many benefits of visiting our team for your HALO ablation procedure include the following:
- Little discomfort
- Short procedure
- Minimally invasive
- Comfortable, compassionate environment
- Little or no downtime
If you are suffering from a digestive issue, visit Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston. Our team strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition services for patients in North Houston and the surrounding areas. We believe quality care begins with a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating both minor and chronic GI conditions. Schedule an appointment at our practice today by calling 832.912.4481 or fill out the form on this page.