Esophageal Manometry: Esophageal manometry is most useful in evaluating patients with dysphagia - a feeling food getting stuck in the esophagus during swallowing, painful swallowing, noncardiac chest pain, and prior to antireflux surgery. It may also be helpful for excluding generalized gastrointestinal (GI) tract disease such as scleroderma. A small catheter, about 5mm in diameter, which is a pressure transducer, is gently placed into the nose and passed into the stomach after

A small catheter, about 5mm in diameter, which is a pressure transducer, is gently placed into the nose and passed into the stomach after local anesthetic is applied to the nasal passage the throat. The esophageal function will then be evaluated while the patient swallows small amount of water. Rectal Manometry: Rectal manometry is a test used to measure and assess pressure,

Rectal Manometry: Rectal manometry is a test used to measure and assess pressure, reflexes and sensation in the rectum. The test also evaluates the efficiency of the anal sphincter. The procedure will help your doctor evaluate the cause and determine the correct treatment of fecal incontinence or constipation.