HiRes Esophageal Manometry

The HiRes esophageal manom­e­try is a test that helps our Gas­troen­terol­o­gists deter­mine if your esoph­a­gus is work­ing prop­er­ly. HiRes esophageal manom­e­try will mea­sure the force and coor­di­na­tion of esophageal mus­cles as they con­tract and move food to your stom­ach when you swal­low. This pro­ce­dure is typ­i­cal­ly done when patients have dif­fi­cul­ty or pain swal­low­ing and oth­er tests have ruled out nar­row­ing or block­age of the esoph­a­gus. This pro­ce­dure can help diag­nose more rare esophageal issues. Dur­ing this pro­ce­dure, a thin catheter will be insert­ed through your nose into your stom­ach to mea­sure how well your mus­cles are working.