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Diagnose Reflux Using Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry is a very common test that’s performed when we evaluate patients who have refractory reflux. It really is important because sometimes the lower esophageal sphincter is actually too tight rather than too loose. This would be known as...

Reflux Testing When Dietary Measures Fail

One of the most important things that we have to consider when faced with reflux disease that is not responding to simple dietary measures is what type of testing do we need to do to fully characterize that disease. On the surface that seems like a fairly simple...

Reflux and The Electrogastrogram

Another important test that’s becoming more and more important as we learn more and more about reflux, is known as the electrogastrogram, or what we call the EGG for short. In this test, three electrodes will be placed on your abdomen on the left, mid, and right...

Respiratory Reflux Esophageal pH Study

The esophageal pH study, or rather the pH study in general, comes in two types. One of them is a laryngeal pH study, where a probe is placed through your nostril, which you will wear for approximately 24 hours. That will sit in the back of your throat where it’s...

Reflux – Required Diagnostic Testing

There are many questions concerning what is necessary to best characterize the extent of your reflux in order to have a precise understanding of the specific type and factors affecting your disease. We have a number of tools that we use. In particular, we may use a...
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