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Esophageal manometry involves placing a small flexible tube through the nose into the stomach. Before the procedure, the nose is numbed with a local anesthetic gel. The study takes about one hour to complete. No sedation will be given; therefore, no arrangements are needed for transportation home after the procedure.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!