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  1. Phan, Mary BS
  2. Dyke, Sherry RN
  3. Whittaker, Mary Ann
  4. Simmerman, Amy BSN, RN
  5. Abrams, Shelly RN
  6. Panjehpour, Masoud PhD
  7. Overholt, Bergein F. MD


Photodynamic therapy using a centering balloon was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for ablation of Barrett esophagus with high-grade dysplasia. This article is an educational tool for the photodynamic therapy team, addressing four important steps involved with photodynamic therapy: screening for potential patients, patient education, treatment using the centering balloon, and follow-up after treatment. Each step ensures proper care for the patient requiring photodynamic therapy.