Esophageal Manometry Preparation

This test involves measuring the pressure and muscle action of the upper GI tract. A small, flexible tube is inserted into your nose and down into your stomach. This is done without sedation, and is done very gently. The catheter is connected to a very complex machine. This test helps your doctor diagnose your illness and plan of treatment.

Read and follow the instructions below or download a PDF copy.

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  • On the day before your test, you may eat your regular meals.
  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight before your test – this includes medicines, nitoglycerins, gum or mints. Do not swallow toothpaste and do not smoke.
  • Wear a shirt/blouse that buttons down the front.
  • You will need to check in at the office front desk 30 minutes prior to your test.
  • You will be at our office approximately 1 hour.
  • You do NOT need a driver, this is done without sedation.
  • Test results will be given to you by your physician at a later date.


Call our office during regular business hours (8:00am to 4:30pm) at 614-754-5500.