Andrew's story


When Andrew Tibbits was diagnosed with the pre-cancerous condition, Barrett's Oesophagus, he was told he would have to have his oesophagus removed.

Thinking this sounded a bit drastic, he did his own research and discovered Southampton General Hospital offers a better alternative: Radio Frequency Ablation.

On Wednesday 22nd January 2014, prospective MP, Rowenna Davis met Andrew along with trustees of Barrett's Wessex and the medical team. She was given a demonstration of the Barrx Radio Frequency Ablation machine BW bought for the hospital three years ago that had just delivered Andrew's final treatment ensuring he will not develop the cancer and his oesophagus remains intact.

"I am extremely pleased not to have had the alternative treatment (oesophagectomy) and am most grateful for the charitable donations which enabled me to be cured with minimum discomfort and inconvenience.

(Photos of Rowenna's visit may be seen here.)