NJ PURE Conference Center at Capital Health Medical Center- Hopewell
1 Capital Way
If you or someone you know suffers from acid reflux or chronic heartburn, it can be more than an inconvenience. Heartburn, acid reflux (also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD), and Barrett’s esophagus are digestive disorders that, if left untreated, can progress to more serious conditions.
Some heartburn sufferers may develop a condition called Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s esophagus patients have a .5% chance of the disease progressing to esophageal cancer each year. It’s important to note, however, that the risk is cumulative. This means that, over a 10-year span, that risk could increase to 5%.
Medication to treat heartburn can mask the symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus and, because of this, many people are unaware they have the disease. Even if your long-standing symptoms related to acid reflux and heartburn have subsided, the damage the reflux has caused may mean you have Barrett’s esophagus.
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Ask the Doctors
Dr. Jason N. Rogart
Director, Interventional Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Fellowship-Trained in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Dr. Christopher J. Gannon
Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Francis E. Rosato
Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Fellowship-Trained in Gastrointestinal Surgery