HALO Ablation Barrett's Esophagus Treatment in North Houston
What is Barrett’s esophagus?
Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that develops in people with untreated acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The acid damages the cells of the esophagus, causing the smooth pink tube to become thickened and irritated. People with Barrett’s esophagus have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.
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.
How does HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus work?
HALO ablation uses radio waves to generate heat and destroy the abnormal cells, leaving healthy tissue.
How Do I Know If I Have Barrett’s Esophagus?
It is possible to have Barrett’s esophagus and not experience symptoms of acid reflux. The symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus may include heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and regurgitation. Some people also experience stomach pain. Severe symptoms that require the urgent attention of a physician include vomiting blood, severe chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and unintentional weight loss. If you have acid reflux or GERD or believe you might have Barrett’s esophagus, make an appointment with Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston.
The HALO ablation for Barrett’s esophagus procedure
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 their needs. So we will take the time to walk you through everything you’ll need to know through your recovery.
Benefits of HALO Ablation
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
Schedule A Consultation
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.