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About the Division

Esophageal Disorders


The OSU Wexner Medical Center is dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the esophagus. We have a dedicated group of physicians and many of our patients with precancerous conditions can be successfully treated using non-surgical, endoscopic techniques instead of major surgery. If needed, we collaborate closely with our surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists. Patients are commonly referred for evaluation of heartburn, regurgitation, asthma, chronic cough, voice disorders and throat symptoms felt to be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s Esophagus, early esophageal cancer, as well as symptoms of difficulty swallowing.

We offer a full range of diagnostic procedures to meet the personalized needs of patients with esophageal conditions. Diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the esophagus, including:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD)
    • A condition where the lower esophagus allows leakage of stomach contents into the esophagus, causing irritation and pain. 
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Pre-cancerous condition resulting from chronic GERD
  • Esophageal Cancer
    • 3% of Cancer deaths in the United States; with >18,000 new cases in 2014
  • Submucosal Tumors
    • Benign and Cancerous lesions just below the esophagus lining.
  • Esophageal Strictures/Narrowings
    • Commonly from GERD, radiation therapy, congenital, trauma, or medications
  • Achalasia
    • Motility disorder preventing movement of food/liquids into the stomach

We have state of the art technology in assessing patients' symptoms in order to provide the appropriate therapies. Including:

  • Wireless Bravo pH monitoring
  • Impedance/pH monitoring
  • Conventional pH monitoring
  • High resolution esophageal manometry 
  • Upper endoscopy
    • Including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
    • Esophageal Stents
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s Esophagus with dysplasia

 

We also have clinics at the following locations:  Doan, Stoneridge, CarePoint East, and a multidisciplinary clinic at The James with oncology, surgery, and therapeutic endoscopy.

ALL our GHN Providers manage esophageal disorders diseases; while those with special interest include:

  • Marty Meyer; Motility, pH testing, BRAVO capsule
  • Sheetal Sharma; EMR, EUS, Esophageal Stents, RFA, BRAVO pH capsule, and a dedicated multi-disciplinary Barrett’s Esophagus/Early Esophageal Cancer Clinic at the James
  • Jon Walker; EUS, EMR, RFA, and esophageal stents

For referral to see a GHN Specialist in our division:
Universal Referral Form
Office: 614-293-6255
Fax: 614-293-8518