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Swallowing is a set of coordinated muscle movements that control the mouth, the back of the throat (pharynx) and the food tube (esophagus). Swallowing occurs without us even thinking about it, yet it is a complex and vital function; it is very important to eating and to social interaction.
Read a more in-depth article about swallowing disorders, written by Johns Hopkins gastroenterologists, which details the anatomical description of the causes of swallowing disorders.
Read our FAQs about swallowing disorders.
Noninvasive and painless, the Wireless Motility Capsule provides data that can help treat your gastroparesis.Learn more about the Wireless Motility Capsule.
The per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a relatively new surgical treatment for achalasia.Watch a video that explains POEM.