The preparation for upper endoscopy with radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus (RFA) is found below.  Please print the instructions and read them carefully.  Good luck!


Upper endoscopy with radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus (RFA)

  • FIND A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND TO DRIVE YOU HOME AFTER YOUR RFA.  You cannot operate a vehicle until the day after your procedure because of lingering effects of the anesthesia.  We cannot perform the procedure without a ride.  Taxis or ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc) are not allowed.  Your ride should stay throughout the procedure.
  • PLEASE ARRIVE ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR RFA.  Despite our best efforts to perform your procedure on time, unexpected delays and emergencies can sometimes occur.  On the other hand, if we are running ahead of schedule, we can attempt to perform your procedure earlier.  Please keep your phone near you the morning of your procedure so we can notify you of delays and earlier appointment times.

Please check your insurance benefits, know the insurance guidelines for deductible.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-459-6737.