Esophageal manometry is a diagnostic test that measures the pressure and coordination of contractions in the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It is used to evaluate patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), difficulty swallowing, or chest pain that may be related to esophageal motility disorders.
During the test, a small, flexible tube called a manometry catheter is passed through the nose and into the esophagus. The catheter contains sensors that measure pressure as the patient swallows small amounts of water. The test typically takes around 30 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Esophageal manometry can help diagnose conditions such as achalasia, diffuse esophageal spasm, and nutcracker esophagus. It can also provide information on the effectiveness of treatments such as medications or surgery.
At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, we offer state-of-the-art equipment and a team of highly experienced gastroenterologists and technicians to perform esophageal manometry. Our team ensures patient comfort and safety during the procedure, and our advanced technology allows for accurate and detailed results. We work closely with patients and their referring physicians to develop a personalized treatment plan based on their individual needs and test results.