Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Disorders Center

Clinical Services: GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10021
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(212) 746-8771
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(212) 746-5130

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center the esophageal motility unit is directed by Rasa Zarnegar, MD. He is specially trained in the diagnosis and surgical management of esophageal motility disorders. He works closely with renowned gastroenterologists who provide endoscopic techniques for the management and treatment of esophageal disorders.

Difficulty swallowing liquids or solids, heartburn, regurgitation, and atypical (or non-cardiac) chest pain may be symptoms of an esophageal motility disorder. Typical esophageal motility disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dysphagia, achalasia, and esophageal spasm.

The esophageal motility unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center focuses on the diagnosis and management of esophageal motility disorders. The unit provides diagnostic tests including esophageal manometry and pH studies. These tests are typically required to diagnose:

  1. GERD
  2. Achalasia
  3. Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  4. Sphincter disorders

Nearly all patients referred to our institution will require an Esopageal Manomtery and sometimes a pH probe to determine the cause of their symptoms. Most studies have shown that reliance on symptoms alone has a high failure rate of surgical management in esophageal disorders.

To find out more about the Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Disorders Center please click here.

 

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Beth Brill
Talking about Rasa Zarnegar, M.D.

"Dr. Rasa Zarnegar is probably the nicest doctor I have ever met. He is so easy to talk to and seems like he has all the time in the world. I had acid reflux surgery performed by him this past November. Everything went very smoothly and he was readily available to talk to before and after surgery. Sometimes the top doctor in the field ends ups being the nicest. I recommend Dr. Z without any hesitation."

Feb 13, 2019
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Cynthia Urrea

"The Best Doctor I was referred to him by my GI. Doctor A is the best he has humility took his time to explain everything for sugery. His staff is wonderful Jessica, Natasha they were so nice. My date is scheduled I’m sure I’d be ok after the sugery wish me luck😉"

Jan 23, 2019
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Carmen T.

"Attentive, respectful, observant and yet intuitive physician, that listens to all my concerns and clarify the facts. He cleary informs and explains procedures, medical reports and other related information to ensure the best patient experince. My highest recommendation to Dr. Afaneh and his W. Cornell staff."

Nov 10, 2018
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