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What is the only way to confirm the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus?

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The only way to confirm the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus is with a test called an upper endoscopy. This involve your doctor inserting a small, lighted tube (endoscope) through the throat and into the esophagus to look for a change in the lining of the esophagus. Even if the esophagus may look like you have Barrett's esophagus, your doctor can only confirm the diagnosis by taking small samples of tissue (biopsy) through the endoscope.

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