which surgery or procedure for high dysplasia barretts esophagus ??

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Jeanie J.G.
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   Posted 1/20/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband was just told he has high grade dysplasia for his barrett's esophagus..
 Now we are asked which procedure to take ? The Dr. says no lifting of the stomach till a last resort. the other is at Mayo they drop a ballon type thing in and it burns the tissue off. The next one is to go in and burn the tissue  off.. Or the one he wants to do is biopsy the heck out of 1/4 of the area and take pieces off and do that 3-4 times and try and get all the barrett's off.|Has anyone heard of these. Please help..thank you, shakehead Jeanie

Post Edited (Jeanie J.G.) : 1/20/2009 9:32:52 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/21/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Jeanie J.G.

Welcome to HealingWell.  I am so sorry about your husband but I really do not have an answer for you. Do you have access to other patients who have had any of the procedures for info.

Here is a link that may give you some basics:


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   Posted 5/7/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your husband is doing well.  I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and Barretts Esophagus in 2001.  I was given nexium which worked for a few years.  In 2003, I had a nissan fundiplication to fix the hiatel hernia.  After surgery I didn't have reflux and my Dr took me off the nexium.  I continued having yearly endoscopies with no worsening Barretts.  In late 2007 I developed a cough, my family Dr performed many tests trying to find the cause.  In March of 2008, I had another endoscopy which showed an increase in the Barretts.  My surgeon told me to come back in a year for a repeat endoscopy.  I didn't have any burning reflux symptoms.  I mentioned this to my family Dr who suggested I get a second opinion.  I had silent reflux.    The second opinion resulted in being sent to a Dr at UPMC who specializes in Barretts.  In October 2008, I had an esophagectomy and roux-n-y.  A portion of my esophagus was removed and reattached to my intestines.  I no longer have a stomach.  The surgery/recovery wasn't pleasent.  I spent 3 days in ICU and another 4 days in a regular room.  I had a gastro tube and jp for 6 weeks.  I am 7 months out and feel great.  My cough is gone, I haven't had a sinus infection since surgery, prior to surgery I had one every few months. 

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   Posted 5/11/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow what a success.this is great.I just had lap nissan on may 7th and I feel great.I hads hernia and severe ger.my esphagus closed 3x but no dysplasia.good luk to both u guyys.
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