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