Physician’s Profile


Charles J. Lightdale, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus.

Board Certificates
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Second Opinion
  • Esophagus Disorder
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Barrett Esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Procedures
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer Prevention