Esophageal Motility Disorders Program

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University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute


John Dumot, DO,
Amitabh Chak MD,
Jeffrey Marks, MD,
Yaron Perry, MD,


Amitabh Chak, MD; Leena Khaitan, MD; Ashley Faulx, MD; Richard Wong, MD; Gerard Isenberg, MD; Raymond Onders, MD; Yaron Perry, MD; Philip Linden, MD


For surgery referrals, please call 216-983-4930.
For gastroenterology appointments, please call 216-844-8500.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Diffuse esophageal spasm
  • Nutcracker esophagus
  • Pseudoachalasia
  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Recurrent dysphagia post-Heller

Diagnostic Procedures

  • High-resolution manometry
  • 24-hour pH Bravo probe
  • Impedence testing


  • Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Laparoscopic diverticulectomy
  • Endoscopic Botox

Distinguishing Features

  • First in the region to offer POEM for the treatment of achalasia
  • Leading center in esophageal motility testing
  • Multidisciplinary team for diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders

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