CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital adds new physician for esophageal cancer treatment

Gerald Byrd, M.D with CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital is now performing the BARRX procedure which drastically reduces the risk of developing esophageal cancer due to Barrett's Esophagus.

Dr. Byrd is one of only four doctors within two hours that can perform the BARRX procedure that is a part of the Heartburn Center of St. Patrick Hospital.

Statistics show that 30 million people suffer daily from heartburn, and one out of ten people with heartburn will develop Barrett's Esophagus, which increases the risk of esophageal cancer.  The revolutionary BARRX procedure treats Barrett's Esophagus by removing layers of the diseased esophagus without the use of incisions.

Dr. Byrd is currently performing the BARRX Procedure at the Heartburn Center at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.

For more information on procedures offered at the Heartburn Center at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, visit or call the heartburn nurse at 430-4373.