Barrett's esophagus care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, experts in several specialties, including digestive diseases, throat diseases and surgery, form a multidisciplinary team to care for people with Barrett's esophagus. Working as a team, doctors are able to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans that are tailored to your needs.
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.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 4,000 people with Barrett's esophagus each year.
The Mayo Clinic Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett's Esophagus Registry compiles information from people receiving care at Mayo. Researchers hope this information can help them gain a greater understanding of the genetic basis of Barrett's esophagus and develop a genetic blood test that can easily screen for the disease. Mayo specialists are studying the use of genetic information to determine which treatments are likely to offer the best results for people with Barrett's esophagus.
Mayo Clinic specialists are part of the American Gastroenterological Association Barrett's esophagus guideline writing team. Read more about research in the Barrett's Esophagus Laboratory.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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