Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Functional GI Disorders

Stanford's state of the art gastrointestinal motility lab supports one of the largest motility practices in the region. We have a major research effort into the enteric nervous system, pain and stem cell research with an emphasis on translational research. Stanford is part of the NIH funded consortium in gastroparesis. We also provide multidisciplinary care of patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders secondary to co-morbidities such as scleroderma, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and neurologic disorders.

Gastrointestinal Motility Services:



Our Gastrointestinal Motility Clinic is one of the largest in the region, providing our patients with expert care.

Collaborative care

Physicians from specialties that include gastroenterology, surgery, psychology and rehabilitation work together to provide cutting-edge treatment while focusing on the personal needs of each patient.

  • State of the art diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of esophageal disorders
  • Treatment and diagnosis of gastroparesis and pseudoobstruction
  • Comprehensive bowel rehab program for chronic constipation and pelvic dyssynergia
  • Multidisciplinary management of chronic abdominal pain and narcotic bowel.
  • Comprehensive motility testing: esophageal, antroduodenal, colonic, anorectal
  • Wireless capsule manometry (SmartPill); see prep information
  • Gastric electro-stimulation (aka "gastric pacemaker") consultation and surgery
  • Many endoscopic procedures; see preparation information
  • Collaboration with Nutrition Services and the GI Pain Clinic
The Gastrointestinal Motility Lab is available at the following location: