Girard Gastroenterology

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Advanced Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus and GERD

More than 15 million Americans suffer from heartburn and other reflux symptoms Heartburn, or acid reflux, occurs when muscles in the lower esophagus weaken or relax abnormally. This allows stomach acid to back up, causing burning feelings in the chest, a sour taste in the mouth and the feeling that swallowed food is coming back up.

Chronic heartburn can lead to serious complications

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can cause heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, anemia and ulcers. GERD can eventually lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a disease that dramatically increases the risk of esophageal cancer. Barrett’s esophagus occurs when the lower esophagus becomes damaged by repeated exposure to stomach acid.

As a dual board-certified gastroenterologist, Donald A. Girard, MD, FACG, can help reduce your symptoms and discomfort and get you back to living a normal life.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective solution for Barrett's esophagus

Radiofrequency ablation is a newer, more effective treatment being offered to patients with Barrett’s esophagus. It is far less invasive and uses the HALO™ system to deliver high-frequency electrical energy that heats and destroys pre-cancerous and other diseased tissue before it becomes cancerous.

Over 75 percent of RFA patients are free of Barrett’s esophagus after one or two treatments. More than 98 percent of patients continue to be free of Barrett’s esophagus after two-and-a-half years.

To learn more about advanced treatments for Barrett’s esophagus and acid reflux symptoms, call gastroenterologist Dr. Girard at 302-633-5755. For a convenient consultation scheduling, please use our online Request an Appointment form. Our acid reflux patients come to us from Elkton, Newark, Brookside, Southern Chester County, Salem County and Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Woodmill Corporate Center
5211 W. Woodmill Drive, Suite 36
Wilmington, DE 19808
Call: 302-633-5755
Fax: 302-633-5751