Esophageal disorders can result in heartburn, difficulty swallowing, severe weight loss, and in some cases, an increased risk of esophageal cancer. If you are affected by a condition involving your esophagus, you will find the most comprehensive care at UC San Diego Health.
We are one of the largest referral centers in Southern California for the care of esophageal swallowing and reflux disorders.
We provide you with the latest integrated and holistic approaches for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal motility disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux.
Our team approach puts the patient at the center. You'll have access to experts in many specialties, including:
- Esophageal diseases
- Advanced endoscopy
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Integrated behavioral and psychological approaches
- Voice and swallowing
- Speech and language therapy
- Lung conditions
Meet Our Specialists
Rena Yadlapati, MD, director of esophageal diseases and motility; esophageal specialist
- Syed Abbas Fehmi, MD, advanced endoscopist (POEM Program)
Michael Chang, MD, advanced endoscopist (Barrett's Esophagus Program)
David Kunkel, MD, motility specialist
Ravinder Mittal, MD, motility specialist
- Mary Clarke, NP, nurse practitioner
Why Choose Us?
We Lead the Way in the Nation and the World
Conditions We Treat
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