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We cordially invite you to join us virtually for Barrett's Esophagus: What You Need to Know if You Have Heartburn, a talk about digestive health and your well-being, sponsored by the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason. This free event is open to all patients and the general public.



Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, MD Gastroenterologist


 Madhan Kuppusamy, MD Thoracic Surgeon


Get the Facts
You may have never heard of Barrett's Esophagus, but if you or a loved one are among the many who suffer from chronic heartburn or acid reflux disease, you may want to learn more. An expert esophageal surgeon and gastroenterologist will discuss Barrett's Esophagus in-depth, including what to look for, screening recommendations, and available surgical treatments.


Hear what our physician experts have to say, then ask questions and discuss their answers with them in real time! Topics include:

  • Is Barrett's Esophagus dangerous? How often does it lead to esophageal cancer?
  • How are GERD and Barrett's Esophagus similar and different?
  • Does everyone with Barrett's esophagus need treatment?
  • Is it possible to cure Barrett's Esophagus?


This is a two-part event on Wednesday, October 7, 2020:

  1. Watch the presentations via YouTube, from 5:30p.m. - 6:00p.m., prior to the question and answer (Q&A) session.
  2. Attend the Q&A via Zoom, from 6:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.  

Pre-registration is required for this free virtual event. Details including links to YouTube and Zoom, and instructions will be emailed to you once you register. For more information or to register, visit or email   We hope you will join us by watching at 5:30pm and connecting via Zoom for the live Q&A session at 6:00pm. Our team looks forward to seeing and hearing from you in support of your digestive health!  


The Team at Virginia Mason's Digestive Disease Institute

October 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Duration
1 Day
Contact Information
Julie Katz
Contact Phone
Seats available: 97
Total seats for the event: 100
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