Early Detection Saves Lives
GERD is a chronic and progressive disease, and over time reflux can transform or change the lining of the esophagus. This change is called Barrett’s esophagus, a common precursor to esophageal cancer.
While those with Barrett’s esophagus do have a greater risk of developing esophageal cancer, progression of the condition can often be prevented through monitoring and treatment. The best way to diagnose Barrett’s esophagus is through a procedure called an upper endoscopy.
If you are experiencing ongoing heartburn symptoms, contact the Heartburn Center at 740-689-6486 to speak to our nurse coordinator and schedule an evaluation.