Physicians test radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's

07/21/2008 | USA Today

Physicians are testing a scope that uses radiofrequency energy to burn away abnormal cells associated with Barrett's esophagus. Results of one study show using the ablation technique resulted in eradication of 77% of Barrett's cells. The real measure of success will be if follow-up tests show these patients have a reduced risk of developing cancer, former ACG president David Johnson said.

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