Barrett’s Esophagus | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have Barrett's esophagus. Do I need an upper endoscopy?
  • Does having Barrett's esophagus put me at an increased risk of cancer?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I can make that will ease my symptoms?
  • What medicines are used to treat Barrett's esophagus? Are there side effects?
  • I have GERD. Am I at risk of Barrett's esophagus?


Barrett's Esophagus by MD Shalauta, M.D., and R Saad, M.D. (American Family Physician May 01, 2004,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 01/05