Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach) is damaged by stomach acid. See also: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Barrett's esophagus occurs when cells in the lining of the esophagus are damaged by exposure to acid from the stomach. Read about treatment...
One serious complication of GERD is Barrett's esophagus. Learn more about the causes and complications of Barrett's esophagus.