Thanks for the replies!
It definitely is cryo ablation. They wanted to do it back in Feb, but they couldn't find they right probe they wanted to use. They wanted a larger one than they had because he is worried it will grow back too soon. He doesn't want to do it sooner than 6 months and said he prefers a year. They were in negotiations with a company for a completely new system and just called last week to tell me it was a done deal. They have 4 patients waiting for this and they are doing all 4 of us the same day because the reps will be there to help.
I had never heard of this either, except for the Barretts use as PaLady had said. That's why I asked them several times the first appointment I had and also when I went back for the procedure in Feb. Guess I'll really have to post how things go so anyone else has to do it there will be some info here. I sure hope they give me sedation for this because they didn't when they poked around and scraped on my ribs to find the exact location of the nerves involved. That was awful pain. Even though they numbed the area first, it hurt very bad.
PaLady- I was going to have the chemical ablation at Loyola, but this is closer and they seem to be more in tune with this problem more. Loyola was only concerned with the skin area and not the real problem in my ribs. They numbed the skin and asked me how it was. I told them the skin is numb, but my ribs still hurt like ....! He seemed really confused when I told him it still hurt just as bad.
I haven't heard anything new about the barrets stuff yet either. I have to go back to the GI doc this week and plan on asking them about it. Well if I remember I will. LOL!