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What should I expect after esophageal ablation?

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  • AAurora Health Care answered
    Barrett's esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). Ablation (or coagulation) is a technique where tissue is heated until unwanted cells lining the esophagus are destroyed.

    After esophageal ablation:
    • You will be given directions for care after your treatment.
    • You may have a sore throat after your treatment. This is common.
    • Your doctor may give you a prescription for pain control, if needed.
    • You will be on a restricted diet right after the treatment. You will be on a full liquid diet for the first 24 hours and a soft diet after that.
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