Donate to Barrett’s Esophagus Research, Patient Care and Education
An estimated 20 percent of the United States population suffers from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), with symptoms ranging from chronic heartburn to laryngitis and nausea. Out of this 20 percent, 10 percent develop Barrett’s esophagus, in which the tissue lining the esophagus begins to resemble the tissue inside the intestines (due to chronic inflammation and damage).
A diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus carries with it a need for annual screenings of the affected tissue in the esophagus, and an increased risk of esophageal cancer. By donating to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will become a vital part of the research, detection, prevention and cure of Barrett’s esophagus. Your contribution will provide support to Northwestern Medicine’s Thoracic Surgery Program, which incorporates medical and radiation oncology, interventional pulmonology and thoracic pathology and radiation. Our multidisciplinary team provides people affected by Barrett’s esophagus with expert care that includes:
- A highly specialized team of nurses, anesthesiologists and support personnel
- Advanced diagnostic technologies
- Convenient and customized patient and family services
- Significant expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques
- Nationally recognized clinical experts
- Demonstrated quality outcomes
- Access to novel therapies and clinical trials
- A team-oriented approach that includes with referring physicians
- Collaboration with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies in clinical trials, in order to improve patient care and advance thoracic medicine
Barrett’s Esophagus Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With your support, the specialists at Northwestern Medicine can continue to provide state-of-the-art treatment for Barrett’s esophagus and to conduct breakthrough research into this challenging condition.