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Dr. Velanovich's contributions to understanding Barrett's Esophagus and its treatment

      Highlights

      • Endoluminal ablation of Barrett's esophagus is feasible and Endoluminal ablation of Barrett's esophagus is safe though patient's with long segment disease are at a higher risk of strictures.
      • Endoluminal ablation of Barrett's esophagus is not affected by fundoplication.
      • Barrett's metaplasia may be prevented or improved in gastric pull up reconstruction after esophagectomy with fundoplication.
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