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Motility and Neurogastroenterology
**Important Center News**
We are experiencing a high volume of referrals to the motility clinic and Neurogastroenterology Center. At this time, we have only limited capacity to care for new patients. To help triage requests, we require that all patients send their records and referral to the central scheduling team at 410-933-7495. We can not review cases without relevant records. We review new patient records on a rolling basis as clinic space becomes available. We do have a separate Heartburn Center, where GERD, reflux and heartburn patients are managed. We do have limited access in the Bowel Control Center Clinic for anorectal and pelvic floor disorders of incontinence and severe constipation.
We are actively recruiting additional faculty, and we will post again when we have more capacity.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology is committed to improving the health of patients affected by motility disorders. Symptoms attributed to suspected motility disorders are the most commonly reported symptoms in the field of Gastroenterology and our center focuses on both common conditions (such as gastroesophageal reflux and constipation) as well as more rare conditions with potentially severe manifestations (such as gastroparesis and scleroderma). Some of the key diseases seen by our group include the following:
- Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
- Chronic nausea and vomiting
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome
- Dysphagia (problems swallowing)
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Fecal incontinence
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Our multidisciplinary team – which includes gastroenterologists, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, pathologists, surgeons and physical therapists – aims to provide the best diagnostic and therapeutic options for all motility disorders, ranging from simple to most complex. We also have a dynamic research program which we hope will push the envelope in providing both better understanding of underlying mechanisms and more successful options for treatment.
As a regional, national and international referral center, our specialists will work with your doctors to provide an accurate diagnosis with the highest level of treatment and patient care possible. We also encourage self-referrals and can provide on-going gastrointestinal care.
If you or a loved one suffers from a potential gastrointestinal motility disorder, request an appointment at the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology and our specialists can get you on the road to recovery.