Dr. Anandasabapathy explains the follow up care needed for Barrett's Esophagus.
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If you’ve been diagnosed and treated with Barrett’s esophagus, your doctor will probably recommend that you remain on an acid blocking medication and this will be used to treat your symptoms of reflux. You will undergo surveillance of your Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopies are required at specified intervals for Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopies and biopsies are typically recommended every three years and if you do develop pre-cancer or dysplasia of the esophagus, your doctor may recommend endoscopic surveillance with biopsies at more frequent intervals.
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