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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Motility Disorders

Our Motility Center offers diagnostic and treatment services for all motility-related gastrointestinal diseases, including IBS, swallowing disorders such as achalasia, women's health issues in gastroenterology, fecal incontinence, constipation, non-cardiac chest pain and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

In addition, we offer diagnostic procedures such as esophageal manometry and anorectal manometry. Capsule endoscopy is used to diagnose patients with obscure bleeding or small bowel diseases.

Using advanced endoscopic techniques such as esophageal Ph monitoring and impedance, we are able to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and develop an individualized treatment plan using medical, endoscopic or surgical intervention.

Bravo Ph monitoring and impedance monitoring provide total reflux monitoring. Patients presenting with cough, heartburn, regurgitation and chest pain are often difficult to diagnose using traditional acid monitoring approaches. Combining impedance and Ph testing enables us to reliably distinguish between patients with acid reflux association, non-acid reflux association, and symptoms with no reflux association.

We offer the most up-to-date treatments to stabilize symptoms and help patients manage their illness with fewer flare-ups. Biofeedback techniques are used for the management of incontinence and constipation.

Full consultative services are available with minimal wait time. Please call to schedule a consultation – same-day and urgent consult requests are available.