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Dr. Michael Samach
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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

Of the esophagus due to acid reflux damage. The esophagus has different lining than the stomach. When it is exposed to too much acid, it changes to a lining that likes acid better i.e. Barrett's esophagus. It looks different from the regular esophagus on biopsy but can only be proven with a biopsy. A premalignant condition but chance of changing over to ...Read more


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4cm hiatal hernia, baretts espohegus why wont my doctor do surgery im getting very frustrated.

4cm hiatal hernia, baretts espohegus why wont my doctor do surgery im getting very frustrated.

Surgery not needed: In every one , if can be treated successfully with medical treatment , it is a premalignant condition , need close follow up is needed with frequent biopsies. . If you are unhappy with your doctor's decision take a second opinion to keep your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Can smoking less still help with barett's esophagus if you are unable to quit cold turkey?

Can smoking less still help with barett's esophagus if you are unable to quit cold turkey?

Yes: Smoking, being overweight and a variety of other things (stress, some drugs, anxiety, acidic foods) may cause reflux which contributes to barrett's esophagus. The less you smoke, the less likely there is going to be more acid, but cessation is best. You don"t have to go cold turkey to quit - there are many techniques (acupuncture, hypnosis) and medications (nicotine patches, Chantix etc)&support. ...Read more

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My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

Do U have Achalasia: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. ...Read more

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What is the esophagus?

What is the esophagus?

Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read more

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What is barrett's esophagus?

What is barrett's esophagus?

Precancerous entity: Barrett's esophagus occurs when metaplastic columnar epithelium (that predisposes to cancer development) replaces the normal tissue of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes esophagus spasms??

What causes esophagus spasms??

Be sure of diagnosis: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Highly inconvenient : Not life threatening but could indicate significant underlying reflux ...Read more

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Where does the esophagus start?

Where does the esophagus start?

Esophagus: The upper esophagus starts around the area at the bottom of the neck where the 2 collar bones meet. ...Read more

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How do you clean out your esophagus?

Esophagus: The esophagus cleans itself out and does not need any help to do so. It usually only takes a few minutes for food to traverse the esophagus. It is generally empty most of the time. If you're having any problems clearing food from your esophagus, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more