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What is esophageal ablation?

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 the unwanted cells lining the esophagus are destroyed. The Barrett's esophageal tissue is very thin and is a good candidate for removal with ablation. The ablation technique is able to remove diseased tissue without damage to healthy tissue.

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