Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Disorders Center
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:
- Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
- 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.
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