Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where you have normal cells in an abnormal place. When you have reflux for a long time, the cells in the lining of the esophagus start to turn into cells from the stomach. This is a way to protect the esophagus from the harmful acid that is not supposed to be there.
Because these normal cells are in an abnormal place, they are more likely to become pre-cancerous, or as we call it, dysplasia. There are multiple grades of dysplasia (low to high grade, then cancer). If these abnormal cells start to grow into the deeper layers of the esophagus, that is when it becomes invasive.
At Center for Esophageal Wellness, we offer treatments for Barrett’s esophagus with and without dysplasia. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Reginald Bell will provide you with excellent care and will thoroughly examine the extent of your issues so that a proper and effective treatment can be provided. Contact us to schedule a consultation.