A healthy digestive system is essential for the body to function properly. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offers gastrointestinal services, including endoscopy, to help doctors diagnose and treat digestive issues.
Our gastroenterologists provide treatment options for a range of digestive disorders, including:
- Appendicitis and peritonitis
- Dietary sensitivities such as celiac disease and lactose intolerance
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus
- Gastrointestinal viruses, infections and general discomfort
- H. pylori and ulcers
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease and diverticular disease
- Stomach, esophageal and colorectal cancer
Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
Barrett’s Esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the lining of the esophagus in which the esophageal lining changes, becoming similar to the tissue that lines the intestine. Dysplasia, a pre-cancerous change in the tissue, can develop in any Barrett’s tissue.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offers radiofrequency ablation treatments for Barrett’s Esophagus.
Ablation is a technique where tissue is either heated or frozen until it is no longer viable or alive. Physicians have used various forms of ablation for nearly a century to treat a number of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions, as well as to control bleeding.
Radiofrequency ablation delivers radiofrequency energy in a unique way, optimizing the removal of unwanted diseased tissue yet minimizing injury to normal esophagus tissue.
To schedule a consultation with one of our gastroenterologists specializing radiofrequency ablation treatments for Barrett’s Esophagus, please call the physician referral service at (727) 895-DOCS (3627) and an operator will assist you.