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What Are Motility Disorders?


Motility disorders are disorders where the gastrointestinal tract has lost its ability to coordinate the muscles that perform common functions, such as swallowing or moving food and waste through the gastrointestinal tract. These muscles are located in the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.

Symptoms of Motility Disorders

Symptoms of motility disorders can include the following:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe constipation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Recurring vomiting

Common Motility Disorders

These disorders are considered motility disorders:

Treatment for motility disorders depends on the specific type of disorder. Our gastrointestinal specialists are expert at both diagnosing and evaluating motility disorders. We commonly provide second opinions on diagnoses by other physicians.

Because our specialists receive training beyond the standard, they are expert in evaluation, diagnosis, and helping develop a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.

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