(Esophageal Motility Study)
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
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What is esophageal manometry?
Esophageal manometry is a procedure for determining how well the muscle of the esophagus works when diseases of the muscle are suspected by measuring pressures (manometry) generated by the esophageal muscles.
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