Meet the Esophageal Expert Team
The esophagus, which connects your mouth to your stomach, makes possible many activities that we take for granted when we are healthy. These include swallowing, eating and being able to lie down without having the contents of our stomachs flow back into our throats.
When a disorder of the esophagus occurs, it can cause a variety of complex problems that may affect our ability to eat, swallow, breathe or speak. Organs such as our lungs, ears or sinuses may also be affected.
For all these reasons, the Esophageal Center at Cedars-Sinai uses a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that every patient is thoroughly evaluated and receives the most appropriate treatment. These experts include:
- Gastrointestinal motility experts
Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.