Advanced Technique for Treating Esophageal Lesions

An increasingly popular technique for removing lesions associated with Barrett’s esophagus has been deemed a safe and effective treatment option in a study of more than 1,000 resections published this month in the European journal Endoscopy.¹ The five-year study performed by a team of experienced endoscopists, is the largest prospective series to date to examine the safety and efficacy of multiband mucosectomy (MBM), an endoscopic procedure that is a simple and fast treatment option for Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that can result from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Dr. Jacques Bergman, MD PhD, Head of the Department of Endoscopy, lead author of the study and head of the esophageal research team at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands said, This study is an important milestone, both for the patients undergoing these procedures and for the physicians who perform them. With more than 1,000 resections and no perforations despite the absence of submucosal lifting, the conclusions of the five-year study support this technique as an effective option for treating these potentially cancerous lesions.