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Center of Excellence for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus

A Multidisciplinary Program By A Team of Experts

 Center of Excellence for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus
A Member Of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

25 Years of Experience in Managing Over 1200+ Barrett's Patients

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* Free housing is available for out-of-town patients and guests at The Fellowship Center
All major insurances are accepted.
For appointments/questions contact us at:
(865) 541-1433 (Phone)
(865) 541-1585 (Fax)
or by EMail
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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).

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Questions and Answers About Barrett's Esophagus

  • What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
  • What is Barrett's Esophagus?
  • Does smoking increase your risk of cancer?
  • What are the treatment options for Barrett's esophagus?
  • What Is Photodynamic Therapy?
  • What is BÂRRX procedure for Barrett's esophagus?
  • What is Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)?
  • What is endoscopic thermal ablation?
  • What is Bravo pH monitoring?

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)  for other gastrointestinal conditions

  • “Watermelon Stomach" - Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)

    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
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Contact us with specific questions
    Phone: (865) 541-1433
    Fax: (865) 541-1585