Posts for: January, 2018
Are you having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? Find out how we can help.
We know it isn’t always easy to lose weight. There are so many factors that can affect your body. While it should be as simple as eating right and exercising regularly, sometimes we find that these measures alone just aren’t enough to lose that stubborn fat. If you are feeling frustrated with your weight loss journey and want to find a safe, non-surgical way to shed that weight then our Clarkston, MI, gastroenterologists Dr. Veslav Stecevic, Dr. Mihaela Batke and Dr. Naveen Reddy might just be able to help.
What is ReShape™?
During this nonsurgical procedure, a silicone balloon containing saline is placed into the stomach for half a year to take up space within the stomach to decrease how much food you eat and to help you feel full faster during mealtimes.
How is the ReShape™ balloon placed?
Instead of making an incision into the stomach, our Clarkston, MI, GI doctors will endoscopically insert the balloon through your mouth and into the stomach (This is performed under conscious sedation and IV anesthesia to reduce discomfort and to relax you).
One of the major benefits of getting ReShape™ is that you won’t have to undergo surgery or deal with any downtime after your procedure. You can leave our office right after your treatment and the whole procedure is completed in about 20 minutes.
However, it’s important to note that this gastric balloon will not last forever. You will have to come back in 6 months later to have the balloon removed. This is necessary as the balloon may deflate over time and could cause an intestinal blockage if left over 6 months.
Am I a good candidate for ReShape™?
As with any treatment, there are certain factors that make someone an ideal candidate for treatment. Certain qualifications include a healthy individual who has a body mass index (BMI) between 30 to 40 and who hasn’t been able to successfully lose weight with traditional methods. Those who have already undergone weight loss surgery are not right for this procedure.
Endoscopic Solutions offers a full range of gastroenterological services to both the Livonia, MI, and Clarkston, MI areas. Call our office today and let us know that you are interested in finding out more about ReShape™ and how it might help you. We would be happy to schedule your consultation.
You have many options for treating and even eliminating your hemorrhoid problem.
Countless people deal with hemorrhoids, a condition that causes the veins around the anus to swell. You may have realized you had hemorrhoids when you noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper. It can be unnerving when this happens but hemorrhoids are harmless. However, hemorrhoids can be painful, so our Livonia, MI, gastroenterologist is here to tell you what your options are when it comes to treating this issue.
Conservative Treatment Options
In some cases, hemorrhoids will go away on their own and you won’t even need to come in for a visit. Many of the options for treating your hemorrhoids can be found in the comfort of your own home. Taking a Sitz bath for about 15 minutes can ease pain and discomfort without medication and you can do this a couple times a day, as needed.
Of course, if the pain is really getting to you there are over-the-counter creams that can at least temporarily take the pain and itching away until the problem resolves itself. We know it won’t cure hemorrhoids but being able to manage your symptoms is really important.
What you wear is also important. It might sound odd but wearing fabrics that aren’t breathable can exacerbate your condition. Opt for loose-fitted underwear with a breathable soft fabric that won’t rub or cause further irritation.
If your hemorrhoids are the result of constipation, then fiber is something you need to start incorporating into your diet. Everyone needs fiber but if you don’t get enough this can lead to a lot of GI problems, not to mention, it can lead to hemorrhoids. Up your fiber intake by incorporating more whole grains, beans and fruits and vegetables into your diet.
When to See a Doctor
There comes a time when you have to throw in the towel and admit that it’s time to visit one of our Livonia, MI, GI specialists. While most cases of hemorrhoids won’t need our care if you have been dealing with pain for more than one week, if the rectal pain you experiencing is severe, or if symptoms are getting worse then it’s time to visit us.
We offer a simple non-surgical rubber band system that will cut off blood to the hemorrhoid and kill it. It can be performed right here in our office and there is no recovery period. It’s certainly a relief to have a non-surgical option if you are dealing with persistent or serious hemorrhoids.
Do you have questions about treating your hemorrhoids? Experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids but haven’t gotten a diagnosis yet? Then call Endoscopic Solutions in Clarkston and Livonia, MI, today.