Support for Barrett’s Esophagus
NYU Langone’s Center for Esophageal Disease has a multidisciplinary team of specialists—including radiologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and nutritionists—who are experienced in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect the esophagus, including Barrett’s esophagus.
No matter how severe Barrett’s esophagus is, NYU Langone doctors recommend follow-up visits at least twice per year to monitor your progress. As part of your care, your gastroenterologist recommends a periodic upper endoscopy, along with other tests, to check for changes in the lining of the esophagus and monitor your response to treatment.
If you have had an endoscopic procedure, it’s important to let your doctor know about any new symptoms so that he or she can address any complications.
Registered dietitians and nutritionists at NYU Langone can help you create a diet plan to help effectively manage gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This can help prevent any further damage to the esophagus. They can also recommend foods and eating strategies to help you recover from an endoscopic procedure.
When combined with other treatments, losing weight can help to reduce acid reflux and prevent further damage to the esophagus. Specialists in NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program can work with you to create an appropriate weight loss plan and offer advice on nutrition and exercise. If appropriate, our experts can also discuss the possibility of bariatric surgery, a procedure to reduce the size of the stomach.