Endoscopic Solutions P.C.

Endoscopic Solutions P.C. Gastroenterology Medical Practice WELCOME to our Gastroenterology Offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield, & Livonia! Please contact us with your questions at any time.

At Endoscopic Solutions, we believe that each patient and doctor become a team for treating an individual’s digestive problems. Our gastroenterologists spend most of their time listening, to understand your concerns and to be able to provide the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that problems are resolved and your health impro

ves. We want our patients to be informed about their digestive problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being. That is why we’ve included a section on this website covering common topics associated with gastrointestinal diseases and endoscopic procedures. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern related to your digestive health. We also know that convenience is important to your selection of a gastroenterology specialist. In these web pages you’ll find information about Endoscopic Solutions’ offices, including our locations, maps, directions, hours, insurance and policies. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We hope you find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a gastroenterologist. www.mygicareteam.com


Do you have chronic heartburn? You could have Barrett's Esophagus.

Barrett's esophagus is a condition that affects the lining of the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is characterized by changes in the cells of the lower esophagus, which can increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. In this blog, we will delve into the basics of Barrett's esophagus, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and available treatment options.

What is Barrett's Esophagus?
Barrett's esophagus occurs when the normal cells that line the esophagus are replaced by a different type of cell called columnar cells. This change is often associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation.

The exact cause of Barrett's esophagus is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to long-term exposure to stomach acid due to chronic GERD. The constant irritation and inflammation caused by acid reflux can lead to the replacement of normal esophageal cells with columnar cells over time.

Barrett's esophagus itself does not typically cause any specific symptoms. However, it is often associated with symptoms of GERD, such as heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and a chronic cough. It's essential to pay attention to these symptoms and seek medical advice if they persist or worsen.

If you experience symptoms of GERD or are at a higher risk for developing Barrett's esophagus, your doctor may recommend diagnostic tests. The most common diagnostic method is an upper endoscopy, during which a thin, flexible tube with a camera is inserted through the mouth to examine the esophagus. Biopsy samples may be taken during the procedure to determine the presence of abnormal cells.

Treatment Options:
The primary goal of treating Barrett's esophagus is to manage GERD symptoms and prevent the progression to esophageal cancer. Treatment options may include lifestyle modifications, such as avoiding trigger foods, losing weight, and elevating the head of the bed. Medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists, may be prescribed to reduce stomach acid production and alleviate symptoms.

For patients with more severe cases or a higher risk of cancer progression, additional treatments may be recommended. These can include endoscopic therapies, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or cryotherapy, which are used to remove or destroy abnormal cells in the esophagus. In rare cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.

Monitoring and Follow-up:
Regular surveillance is crucial for individuals diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus to detect any changes or progression towards cancer. Follow-up endoscopies with biopsies may be recommended at specific intervals to monitor the health of the esophagus and detect any signs of dysplasia or cancerous transformation.

Barrett's esophagus is a condition characterized by changes in the esophageal lining due to chronic acid reflux. Although it may not present symptoms on its own, it is a significant risk factor for the development of esophageal cancer. Early diagnosis, appropriate management of GERD symptoms, and regular surveillance play key roles in preventing the progression of Barrett's esophagus and ensuring the overall health of the esophagus. If you experience persistent symptoms of acid reflux or have concerns, it's essential to consult with your doctor for proper evaluation and guidance.


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon or re**um, also known as the large intestine. It is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide and can be deadly if not detected early. However, there are several steps you can take to prevent colon cancer from developing. In this post, we will explore some of these prevention strategies.

Maintain a healthy diet
One of the most important ways to prevent colon cancer is to maintain a healthy diet. This means consuming a diet that is high in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, and low in red meat and processed foods. A diet that is high in fiber helps to promote regular bowel movements, which can help to prevent colon cancer. Additionally, fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that help to reduce the risk of cancer.

Get regular exercise
Regular exercise is another important factor in preventing colon cancer. Exercise helps to promote healthy digestion and bowel movements, which can help to prevent colon cancer. Additionally, exercise can help to maintain a healthy weight, which is also important in reducing the risk of colon cancer.

Quit smoking
Smoking is a known risk factor for many types of cancer, including colon cancer. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of colon cancer. If you need help quitting smoking, speak to your healthcare provider or join a smoking cessation program.

Limit alcohol consumption
Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. If you drink alcohol, it is important to do so in moderation. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have no more than one drink per day and men have no more than two drinks per day.

Get screened
Regular screening is one of the most important things you can do to prevent colon cancer. Screening can detect precancerous polyps or early-stage cancer, which can be treated before they become more serious. The American Cancer Society recommends that most people begin regular colon cancer screening at age 45, or earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer or other risk factors.

Know your family history
If you have a family history of colon cancer, you may be at a higher risk of developing the disease. Talk to your healthcare provider about your family history and any other risk factors you may have. They may recommend earlier or more frequent screening.

In conclusion, there are several things you can do to prevent colon cancer. Maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, getting screened, and knowing your family history are all important factors in reducing your risk of colon cancer. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that you stay healthy and cancer-free for years to come.


Dr. Mihaela Batke M.D. of Endoscopic Solutions P.C. and her amazing team trying out our newest procedure room.



5701 Bow Pointe Drive, Suite 370
Clarkston, MI

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Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm


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