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Cutting Edge Procedures

What is Cellvizio?

  • Cellvizio endoscopic microscopy is a cutting edge, minimally invasive procedure which allows your physician to see infinitely more detail, and gather a depth of information on a cellular level. This enables your physician to improve the quality of patient care by offering diagnoses that are both speedier, and more accurate – critical for patients with chronic reflux who have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.

  • Used strictly by Neurosurgeons in the past, Dr. Burnette is the first general surgeon in the country to use this advanced technique. Please see the following link for further information: Mauna Kea Technologies

What is the HALO Procedure?

  • After performing the HALO procedure in Albany, Georgia for many years, Dr. Burnette has now brought this new technology to the Coliseum Northside.

  • HALO treatment is applied during an endoscopy procedure to destroy the abnormal esophageal lining, allowing new, healthy esophageal tissue to grow in three to four weeks.

  • The procedure allows your physician to identify malignant lesions, areas that need further examination, as well as offer complete treatment of reflux disease from endoscopy and diagnosis, to treatment – including the treatment of the Barrett’s esophagus.  Please see the following link for further information: Treat Barretts

What is TIF Procedure?

An Effective Solution for Chronic Acid Reflux

  • The transoral incisionless fundoplication is a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is performed in the outpatient setting. The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions. This procedure delivers patient outcomes similar to those provided by conventional ARS procedures, but is less invasive, has fewer adverse effects, and does not limit future treatment options. Following the principles of ARS, the TIF procedure repairs the anti-reflux barrier by reducing a hiatal hernia (≤ 2 cm), and creating a valve 2 to 4 cm in length and greater than 270 degree circumferential wrap, thus restoring the dynamics of the angle of His.

Joseph J. Burnette, M.D.