Esophageal manometry is used to evaluate how well the esophagus is working by measuring the contractions that enable swallowing. The instrument used by the doctor is a small tube containing sensors that is passed through the nose, down the esophagus, into the stomach. The procedure may be used to diagnose GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, and other conditions of the esophagus.
Esophageal manometry is conducted in the office with local anesthetic to alleviate discomfort to the throat. Patients will need to take important steps to prepare for the procedure.
You will receive endoscopy prep instructions via our patient portal prior to your procedure. If you do not receive these within seven days of your procedure, please call our office right away!
Esophageal Manometry is an important, sometimes livesaving procedure. To schedule a Esophageal Manometry, or to find out more, please contact our office at (706) 868-0104 for more information.
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