A Multidisciplinary Program By A Team of Experts
A Member Of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
25 Years of Experience in Managing Over 1200+ Barrett's Patients
The Center of Excellence for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
is an alliance of numerous professionals from several clinical institutions, research organizations, and supporting services, which together form the Components of the Center of Excellence.
The Center of Excellence combines the expertise of a variety of disciplines to provide comprehensive and well coordinated care for patients, as well as conducting pre-clinical and clinical research. This partnership has resulted in the introduction of new endoscopic treatments and the development of new optical technologies for non-invasive detection of cancer and dysplasia.
Photodynamic therapy for Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia was pioneered in 1990 at the Laser Center, located on the 4th floor of the Thompson Cancer Survival Center
. The Laser Center was one of the first institutions to introduce BÂRRX procedure
for treatment of Barrett's esophagus and has treated more patients than any other center. Currently, the center provides an array of endoscopic treatment options for Barrett’s patients to include radiofrequency ablation
(BARRX) using HALO 90, HALO 360 and HALO Ultra catheters, Nd:YAG laser ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) as well as photodynamic therapy
(PDT). Our medical staff have published extensively in medical and scientific journals (see publication list
We strive to provide state-of-the-art treatments for management of Barrett's esophagus.
We are dedicated to achieving the best treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction through a partnership between healthcare providers, research institutions, and support services.
We will continue to provide training and education for physicians and healthcare providers to advance the treatments for Barrett's esophagus.
We will be the leaders in the application of endoscopic treatments for Barrett's esophagus.
Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Contact us with specific questions
Phone: (865) 541-1433
Fax: (865) 541-1585