Barrett's esophagus care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Specialists in digestive diseases, throat diseases and surgery work together as needed to solve your problem.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to improve diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus. Specific efforts involve:

  • Novel imaging techniques to detect precancerous changes that may indicate early cancer changes in Barrett's esophagus
  • Advanced endoscopy to treat Barrett's esophagus and early cancers
  • Medications that can decrease cancer risk
  • Genetic factors that may be related to Barrett's esophagus

Mayo Clinic offers an array of nonsurgical treatment options for Barrett's esophagus. For many people, these minimally invasive treatments can eliminate disease without the need for surgery. If you need surgery, Mayo specialists use a minimally invasive approach.

Nationally recognized expertise

Every year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 4,100 people with Barrett's esophagus.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

July 13, 2017
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