Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility and GERD Therapy Laboratory
The Gastrointestinal (GI) Motility and GERD Therapy Laboratory within the Division of Gastroenterology at Saint Peter’s University Hospital assists with the testing and diagnosing of complex heartburn and swallowing disorders using state-of-the-art technology. Evaluation and diagnosis of patients who have suspected disorders is important to prescribing individualized treatment. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is a common disease that affects up to 40 percent of the U.S. population in its lifetime. It can be a treatable disease. However, if left untreated, chronic GERD can damage the esophagus, leading to a precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus which can progress to esophageal cancer.
The Saint Peter’s GI Motility and GERD Therapy Laboratory uses state-of-the-art equipment in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
BARRX Radio Frequency Ablation Therapy
A new treatment option for Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that can often result from having chronic heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A physician provides treatment as part of an upper endoscopy procedure. BARRX can minimize the risk of developing esophageal cancer in patients suffering from Barrett’s Esophagus by destroying the potentially precancerous tissue.
- Minimally invasive
- Catheter-based test
- It does not require any incisions or surgery
- It is a same-day procedure with short recovery time
The ManoScan™ ESO High-Resolution Manometry System
For the diagnosis of esophageal disorders such as difficulty swallowing liquids and solids, heartburn or regurgitation. The procedure is done in 10 minutes or less in the laboratory.