Esophageal Program

UMCPP's Esophageal Program offers tertiary-level diagnostic and therapeutic services to manage virtually all esophageal problems.  The program combines clinical expertise in areas such as esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Barrett's esophagus with cutting-edge technology.

Anish A. Sheth, MD, director of the UMCPP's Esophageal Program, brings his knowledge and experience with esophageal disorders to Princeton, NJ from Yale University School of Medicine where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Motility Program director until 2011.

When Endoscopy Fails

Upper endoscopy is typically the first step in evaluating patients who have difficulty swallowing or symptoms of heartburn. In many cases, this evaluation is unrevealing and patients continue to suffer. A comprehensive office consultation followed by selection of appropriate diagnostic testing can shed light on these troubling symptoms and lead to successful therapy.


  • Heartburn
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including non-acid reflux (NAR)
  • Motility disorders (esophageal spasm, nutcracker esophagus)

Services Offered


  • 48-hour wireless (Bravo®) pH testing
  • 24-hour pH impedance testing
  • High-resolution esophageal manometry (with impedance)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound


  • Esophageal dilation, including pneumatic dilation for achalasia
  • Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Esophageal stenting

For more information about UMCPP's Esophageal Program, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).