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A new treatment for Barrett's Oesophagus - The HALO procedure (radiofrequency ablation)

Barrett's Oesophagus has an increased risk of developing into gullet cancer and this usually requires major surgery. When precancerous changes have been found called 'high grade dysplasia', HALO treatment can be carried out, during endoscopy, destroying the abnormal lining back to normal gullet lining (squamous epithelium). At Southampton we were the 3rd centre in the UK to offer this treatment which has avoided surgery in many patients. The illustration below shows the main part of the procedure when the Barrett's lining is destroyed with the HALO device in the gullet.

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