Why do I need to undergo High-Resolution Easophageal Manometry?
This testing is done to identify the causes of difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), chest pain that is not cardiac in nature, and to determine the appropriate surgical and other procedures to manage hiatal hernias. Medications can influence the test results. Upon scheduling this procedure, the patient will be asked to provide a complete list of their medications and the times they are taken. The procedure is typically done in the morning, on an empty stomach. There are few and minimal possible complications from having this test. The nose may be sore briefly, and occasionally the tube cannot be successfully placed.