Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders


Our physicians are full-time faculty members of the University Of South Florida Morsani College Of Medicine with responsibilities that include teaching, research, medical writing for publication, and administrative duties, but with a major commitment to outstanding patient care.

Special Diagnostic Tests and Procedures


  • Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)
  • High resolution manometry
  • Esophageal impedance
  • Dilation of complicated esophageal strictures
  • Pneumatic dilation for achalasia
  • Esophageal reflux testing
    • Bravo 48-hour capsule
    • 24-hour pH testing
    • Transnasal impedance-pH catheter for non-acid reflux
  • Esophageal stents
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Surgical Procedures

  • Nissen and Toupet anti-reflex procedures
  • LINX anti-reflux operation
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication for
  • Achalasia
  • POEM (peroral endoscopic myotomy) for achalasia
  • Transhiatal esophagectomy for achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer Procedures

Surgical Volume

Types of Operations 


  • Diagnostic EGD   
  • Dilations   
  • Endo-VAC   
  • Radiofrequency ablation   
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection   
  • POEM 


  • Antireflux:  Nissen, Toupet, Dor, Collis  
  • Heller myotomy   
  • Epiphrenic diverticulectomy/myotomy   
  • Zenker’s diverticulectomy/cricopharyngotomy   
  • Killian-Jameson diverticulectomy   
  • Enucleation submucosal tumors/duplication cysts   
  • Esophagectomy   
  • Colonic interposition 

Diaphragmatic Hernias   

  • Hiatal/Paraesophageal   
  • Foramen of Morgagni   
  • Bochdalek   
  • Traumatic