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We work as a team to provide outstanding esophageal care. Call 833-373-7674 to connect with a specialist at the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.

When something goes wrong with the muscles that direct swallowing, it’s called dysphagia. Our center has specialists who treat both functional dysphagia and oropharyngeal dysphasia.

Functional dysphagia

Functional esophageal disorders are conditions characterized by typical esophageal symptoms (chest pain, heartburn, dysphagia, globus) that are not explained by structural abnormalities, major motor disorders, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Functional esophageal disorders include functional chest pain, functional heartburn, reflux hypersensitivity, functional dysphagia and globus. More about functional dysphagia

Oropharyngeal dysphagia

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is at term that describes swallowing problems occurring in the mouth and/or the throat. These swallowing problems most commonly result from impaired muscle function, sensory changes or growths and obstructions in the mouth or throat. Examples include neurological problems, such as stroke, head injury, or Parkinson’s disease, and cancer of the mouth. More about oropharyngeal dysphagia