Jefferson University Hospitals

Esophageal Manometry

For certain types of swallowing problems, manometry is the test of choice. It is also used to identify esophageal causes of noncardiac chest pain and to assess esophageal motility if you are diagnosed with GERD, collagen-vascular diseases, diabetes mellitus or neuromuscular disorders.

The experienced staff of the Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center may arrange for this test through the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Our advanced system allows us to study the upper esophageal sphincter and swallowing mechanisms, as well as the lower esophageal sphincter and esophageal body, without the drawbacks of older water-perfused systems.