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Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders

Get to know the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders, the only endowed Swallowing Center in the United States.    

Located conveniently on the 6th floor of the Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare building. 
13330 USF Laurel Drive Tampa, FL 33613

To book an appointment call (813) 974-3374 

At USF Health we offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders. Our healthcare team is dedicated to providing the most accurate diagnosis, medical advice, and treatment for swallowing problems.

Our staff includes two board certified gastroenterologists who specialize in disorders of swallowing and esophageal diseases (esophagology), two speech pathologists who specialize in evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. Out staff also includes three esophageal surgeons which specialize in swallowing disorders. 

We care for patients with these diseases:

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Complex esophageal strictures
  • GERD surgery – complex, not simple
  • Extra-esophageal GERD
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Strokes and other muscle and nerve disorders that interfere with normal swallowing
  • Achalasia or GERD surgery including redo procedures
  • Intractable esophagitis
  • Lichen planus of esophagus 

Specialized diagnostic tests and procedures performed:

  • Bravo 96 hr pH testing
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Esophageal dilation of complex stricture
  • High resolution esophageal manometry
  • Barrett’s ablation
  • Impedance pH testing
  • Modified barium swallow
  • Pneumatic dilation for achalasia – largest volume in the State
  • Voice evaluation with stroboscopy and FEES
  • Timed barium swallow for achalasia


How to Book an Appointment

We are partnered with Tampa General Hospital to combine our expertise and resources, to bring you the best care available in the region.

To book an appointment call (813) 974-3374.  Have an account with MyChart?  Simply login to request or manage your next appointment. You can also create your own account by visiting our MyChart page.

Our affiliation with Tampa General Hospital gives our patients access to their health records from both organizations through one MyChart Account. If you currently own a MyChart account with Tampa General Hospital, you do not need a separate account at USF Health.


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