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Help for esophageal conditions

 

Esophageal manometry is a diagnostic test that measures the health of your esophagus – the long muscular tube connecting your throat to your stomach. The test also measures the rhythmic muscle contractions that push food toward your stomach when you swallow, as well as the coordination and force of the esophageal muscles. Our doctors perform the test procedure using a thin, flexible catheter passed through the nose, down through the esophagus and into the stomach. We use it to diagnose uncommon disorders that affect your esophagus:

 

  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
  • Odnyophagia (swallowing pain)
  • Achalasia (an uncommon condition in which lower esophageal sphincter doesn't allow food to enter your stomach and may cause regurgitation)
  • Scleroderma (the lower esophageal muscles stop moving, leading to severe GERD)

 

At Utah Gastroenterology, you can count on us to help you with the latest procedures. Look to us for highly attentive, personalized care for your GI problem. Give us a call at 801-944-3199 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your preferred consultation time with a GI doctor. Our esophageal manometry patients come to us from Bountiful, Draper, Riverton, St. George, West Jordan, Cottonwood, Millcreek, Murray, Sandy and Salt Lake City.

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