Manometry in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

Oesophageal manometry is a test that determines how well your oesophagus is functioning. The muscular, lengthy tube that links your throat to your stomach is called the oesophagus.

Your oesophagus contracts when you swallow, forcing food into your stomach. The contractions are measured by oesophageal manometry. The test also measures the oesophageal muscles' strength and coordination as they transport food to your stomach.

A small, flexible tube (catheter) containing pressure sensors is inserted via your nose, down your oesophagus, and into your stomach during oesophageal manometry. Oesophageal manometry can be useful in identifying some oesophageal diseases. Manipal Hospitals is providing Manometry in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore, visit today.


If you are experiencing symptoms that could be indicative of an oesophageal problem, your doctor may advise oesophageal manometry.

Oesophageal manometry shows how food travels from the oesophagus to the stomach. The test evaluates your ability to open and close your sphincter muscles at the top and bottom of your oesophagus, as well as the force, speed, and pattern of the wave of oesophageal muscular contractions that propels food along.

X-rays or upper endoscopy may be performed in addition to or instead of oesophageal manometry if swallowing problems or swallowing pain are your primary symptoms.

Why is the procedure performed?

This examination detects or rules out any oesophageal constriction, total obstruction, or inflammation, which aids the diagnosis of a doctor.

Oesophageal manometry could assist in the following diagnoses,

  • Diffuse spasm of the oesophagus- This uncommon swallowing issue is characterised by many erratic, poorly timed oesophageal muscle spasms.

  • Achalasia- This unusual condition happens when the muscle in your lower oesophageal sphincter doesn't relax enough to allow food to pass into your stomach. As a result, you can have trouble swallowing and throw the food back up your throat.

  • Scleroderma- Many sufferers of this uncommon progressive condition experience severe gastro-oesophageal reflux because the muscles in the lower oesophagus stop contracting.


You may need to wait a while to eat or drink before having an oesophageal manometry. You'll receive detailed instructions from your doctor. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take. You may be required to abstain from taking some medications before the test.

High-resolution manometry or traditional manometry can be used to measure the oesophagus. In comparison to traditional manometry, high-resolution manometry employs more pressure sensors and is more accurate at determining pressure changes.

Without sedation, this test is performed as an outpatient procedure. The majority of people tolerate it well. Before the test begins, you might be requested to change into a hospital gown. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today.

After procedure

After the oesophageal manometry procedure is over, you can resume your regular activities.

In one to two days, you will get the results of your oesophageal manometry. The test results can aid in determining the aetiology of oesophageal symptoms or be used as part of a preoperative evaluation. Make sure to talk to your doctor about the findings at a subsequent appointment.

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