A motility disorder, which inhibits the movement of food, liquid and waste through your digestive system, can cause pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and a wide range of other uncomfortable symptoms. Gastroenterologists in the Sutter Health network use advanced motility testing to measure the function of the digestive tract and make an accurate diagnosis.
The most frequent tests we use at Sutter Davis Hospital include:
- Bravo pH Testing — A wireless transducer in the lower esophagus records abnormal acid reflux activity.
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) — A multi-step test that involves having an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, followed by the use of a barostat tube that measures muscle function in the top part of the stomach.
Health and Wellness
Understanding Your Digestive Health
Take control of your digestive health by learning the latest information about various intestinal ailments and gastroenterology procedures. Sutter Health network experts can help you understand treatment options for everything from heartburn to diarrhea.