At NYU Langone’s Center for Esophageal Health, our experts provide highly specialized care for people who have complex conditions of the esophagus and persistent, challenging symptoms that require advanced diagnosis and treatment.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone among the top 5 hospitals in the country for gastroenterology and GI surgery.
Our expertise allows us to offer leading-edge diagnostic testing, innovative therapies, and surgical options to people whose symptoms—chronic heartburn, regurgitation, belching, throat discomfort, difficulty swallowing, or non-cardiac chest pain—recur despite prior treatment. We also specialize in diagnosing and treating the underlying conditions that can cause those symptoms, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, hiatal or paraesophageal hernia, eosinophilic esophagitis, and achalasia or other swallowing disorders.
“I had been in pain and suffering for so long, I had forgotten what it felt like to be normal. Thank you so much for making me feel better and giving me my best life back.”
Rikki, Age 57
No matter which esophageal health issue brings you to us, our multidiscliplinary team—including gastroenterology motility experts, advanced endoscopists, surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, and psychologists—provides advanced, comprehensive, and integrated care that supports your overall health and wellbeing.
Our team understands that no two people—or their symptoms—are alike. We carefully review your medical history, perform a thorough physical exam, and use the most sophisticated diagnostic tests available to understand the relationship between your symptoms and the functioning of your gastrointestinal tract. We use all of this information to determine the cause of your symptoms, and then we partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your health needs.
We also coordinate with your referring doctor and, when needed, specialists in other areas, such as allergy medicine; cardiology; ear, nose, and throat medicine; physical therapy; pulmonology; sleep medicine; and speech and swallowing therapy, among others, to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Our experts use highly specialized diagnostic techniques and leading technology to provide an accurate diagnosis. In addition to general upper gastrointestinal diagnostic testing, such as barium esophagram and upper endoscopy, we use tests including the following:
We offer a full range of treatment options, including diet and lifestyle recommendations, complementary and integrative medical approaches, behavioral psychology treatments and counseling, physical therapies such as swallowing therapy, and the latest available prescribed medications.
Our examinations and diagnostic testing may also lead us to recommend other innovative treatments and surgical options. Our doctors specialize in advanced endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures including the following.
In most cases, you can go home the same day or within 24 hours after these procedures.
If your treatment plan involves weight loss or a surgical weight loss procedure, we work closely with our bariatric surgeons and other experts at NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program to provide you with care and support.
Depending on your symptoms, diagnosis, and other health needs, our doctors may also recommend you participate in one of our clinical trials, which provide access to investigational therapies.