Barrett’s oesophagus

Barrett’s oesophagus occurs at the lower end of the gullet, when the cells’ lining on the inside of the oesophagus changes to be more like that of the stomach. It happens because of long-standing gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD), and is most common in people who are overweight or who have a hiatus hernia, and in men.  


If you experience symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation caused by the underlying GORD, you should book an appointment at the London Digestive Centre, where one of London Digestive Health’s team of specialist gastroenterologists will undertake an endoscopic examination of your oesophagus, with the help of real-time images which can be seen on a screen throughout.


If you are diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus, our multidisciplinary team of experts at LDH can offer you the full range of care and treatment options.

Treatment options

Treatment options include:

Medication such as proton pump inhibitor tablets to help reduce your acid reflux
Regular ‘surveillance’ endoscopy examinations
A lifestyle and dietary plan provided by our in-house dietitian to help manage your condition, and in the process reduce the risk of you developing oesophageal cancer

Contact us

If you have any questions about London Digestive Health, you can get in touch with us by phone or email. We'll be happy to answer any questions and can also help you book an appointment.



Call:  020 7616 7645
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