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Motility and Neurogastroenterology
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.
We have been experiencing higher than expected volume of referrals to the motility clinic and Neurogastroenterology Center. At this time, we have limited capacity to address new referrals from outside Johns Hopkins. To help triage requests, we ask that all patients send their records and referral to the central scheduling team at 410-933-7495 to expedite their case review. We review cases as space comes available in the clinics and try to provide rapid access when possible. We have additional access in the Heartburn Center for patients with GERD, reflux and heartburn. We have additional access for anorectal and pelvic floor disorders in the new Bowel Control Clinic.
We are actively recruiting more faculty and expect to resume full access in June of 2018.