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
Fax
(212) 746-8771
Call
(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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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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JB
Talking about Rasa Zarnegar, M.D.

"I came in with a complex set of medical conditions and he looked at me as a whole person, was respectful, kind and thoughtful, and gave advice that made perfect sense to where I was physically. He took time with me, explained things clearly and answered my big list of questions. The office staff was great too, which really makes a difference!"

Aug 17, 2018
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Renee Schnabel
Talking about Rasa Zarnegar, M.D.

"I would highly recommend Dr Zarnegar to anyone experiencing Adrenal or hiatal hernia problems. I have been a patient for four years two surgeries. He has taken time to listen and explain. His staff Erica and all are outstanding"

Jun 11, 2018
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