BARRX (HALO ablation)
Dr. Ernest Max
Dr. Frank Meriano
BARRX--HALO System ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus
TIEC is pleased to be selected as one of the first three free-standing centers worldwide to provide HALO ablation with BARRX. Our many internationally recognized physicians and our reputation for quality led to our selection.
Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition of the esophagus caused by chronic acid reflux. Millions in the United States suffer from acid reflux and are at risk for Barrett's esophagus. Many of its symptoms are similar to acid reflux symptoms.
If left untreated, Barrett's esophagus can become cancerous, and mortality rates on esophageal cancer are very high. Furthermore esophagectomy, the surgical removal esophageal tissue to treat cancer also has a high mortality rate.
BARRX is a major advance in Barrett's esophagus treatment. It is a safer, faster in treatment, and has been shown to be able to completely remove diseased esophageal tissues, thus providing a cure.
BARRX Medical, Inc. has announced that over 90% of patients with Barrett's esophagus treated with the HALO ablation System have no residual Barrett's esophagus tissue after a follow up period of more than two and a half years.