Esophageal Motility Disorders Program

INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute

DIRECTORS
John Dumot, DO, John.Dumot@UHhospitals.org
Amitabh Chak MD, Amitabh.Chak@UHhospitals.org
Jeffrey Marks, MD, Jeffrey.Marks@UHhospitals.org
Yaron Perry, MD, Yaron.Perry@UHhospitals.org

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

APPOINTMENT LINE
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

Therapies
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


About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.