@hazelnut it seems to me with all the differing opinions of your doctors, you would really benefit from visiting Mayo, where the MD's work together. Just a thought.
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@contentandwell , what does MGH stand for?
I'm surprised that you have Barrett's and haven't heard of the RFA procedure. If you have Barrett's you will need to be monitored so it doesn't turn into either low or high dysplasia. An RFA is an endoscopic procedure that burns off the top layer of . Good luckBarrett's cells. You might be lucky and after one procedure you no longer have it, but in my experience you would need more than one RFA. Even if you no longer have Barrett's you will still need monitoring to make sure it doesn't reoccur. It's questionable if you will be able to go off a PPI, that's a question for your Gastroenterologist. Good luck
@pdilly RFA's are technically not a surgery but a procedure. I know, potato vs potatoe. Recovering after it depends on how large of an area treated. For me after 3 days I was able to swallow pretty much anything without pain. Now, if you are asking how long it takes to be rid of Barrett's after an RFA my understanding is that there is no firm answer since my Mayo Gastro MD tells me that some people are never rid of Barrett's and will require monitoring at least annually. Hope you have a Happy New Year!