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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Esophageal and Motility Center

Gastrointestinal motility disorders

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UC Davis has an active gastrointestinal motility program, which specializes in the diagnosis, therapy and research of functional and motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. We are the premier provider of gastrointestinal motility services in the Sacramento region. A dedicated clinic for office visits is located at 2825 J Street, Suite 400 in midtown Sacramento. Diagnostic services are provided at the gastroenterology laboratory located at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. 

Common problems include:

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • achalasia and other esophageal motor disorders
  • functional or non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD)
  • gastroparesis
  • bacterial overgrowth
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • chronic constipation
  • fecal incontinence

It is estimated that gastrointestinal  motility disorders, functional bowel disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease affect about 30 percent of Americans and comprise about 40 percent of the gastroenterology problems for which patients seek care. Although these problems may seriously impact quality of life, great advancements have been made in the available technology to diagnose and treat these diseases. At UC Davis, we offer a multidisciplinary approach  to diagnose and treat these conditions. Our esophageal and motility team has extensive training and experience in the entire spectrum of motility techniques using state-of-the-art equipment.