Barrett's Esophagus Center
U.S.News & World Report, in its 2011–12 Best Hospitals survey, ranks Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the best in the nation for gastroenterology and cancer. Now, building further on our reputation for quality patient care, we have established the Jefferson Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center to provide specialized care and expedite patient access to multidisciplinary expertise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of basic and more complicated cases of this precancerous digestive disorder.
The Jefferson Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment Center’s multidisciplinary patient care team includes specialists in gastroenterology, pathology and surgery, to treat basic and complicated, precancerous cases (dysplasia). Our physicians are supported by nurses specially trained and highly experienced in caring for patients with Barrett’s esophagus alone or in conjunction with various co-morbidities, and a nutritionist. Our dedicated registered dietician instructs patients on successfully maintaining a healthy diet that can mitigate the effects of reflux that caused their Barrett’s esophagus.
For cases of esophageal cancer, we collaborate with oncologists and radiation therapists from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. Utilizing leading-edge technology, such as hi-definition endoscopic ultrasound equipment, we are able to provide such services and treatments as:
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) – leading-edge therapy regionally developed at Jefferson that can completely reverse the damage to esophagus tissue in 80 to 90 percent of cases.
- Diagnostic tests – including second opinion GI pathology, CT scan, PET/CT scan and MRI.
- Minimally invasive esophagectomy surgery – Jefferson is a leader in the Delaware Valley, having performed more than 125 minimally invasive procedures. The enclosed fact card provides further details about the Jefferson Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment
Anthony Infantolino, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Director, Barrett's Esophagus Center
Anthony Infantolino, MD - Director
Daniel M. Quirk, MD
David M. Kastenberg, MD
Ali A. Siddiqui, MD
Ernest L. Rosato, MD
Karen Chojnacki, MD
Nathaniel R. Evans III, MD
Patrick L. O'Kane, MD
Juan Palazzo, MD
Anthony Prestipino, MD
Ashlie Burkart, MD
Emily B. Rubin, RD
For more information about the Jefferson Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center and its services and treatments, or to refer a patient, please call