This past week, and article in the New England Journal of Medicine discussed the results of a new procedure to treat complications of longstanding esophageal reflux disease (i.e. GERD, reflux, heartburn). GERD that is not properly addressed and treated, has the potential to transform into Barrett's Esophagus, a potentially malignant (cancerous) lesion in the esophagus. Radiofrequency ablation of the involved esophagus is associated with a reduced chance of developing cancer of the esophagus.
Dr. Raijman, an expert in this area, who performes radiofrequency ablation of the esophagus in Barrett's Esophagus, will be a guest tonight and explain this procedure further.
Links of interest are posted below.