SThe manometry test detects the pressure and tightening of the esophageal muscles that occur as you swallow. It is able to identify patterns of muscular contractions over the whole length of the esophagus, including those that are either too weak or too strong. The force of muscle contractions cannot be measured during a barium swallow study.


Esophageal manometry is a technique used to assess the efficiency of the esophageal muscles. You may suffer symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, pain in the chest, and regurgitation (food coming back up after swallowing) when the muscles don’t function as they should.


A small, flexible tube (catheter) containing pressure sensors is inserted via your nose, down your esophagus, and into your stomach during esophageal manometry. Esophageal manometry can be useful in identifying some esophageal diseases.


 Esophageal Manometry: This test is conducted to evaluate the functioning of the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It helps diagnose conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia (a disorder affecting the esophagus), and esophageal motility disorders.

 Anorectal Manometry: Anorectal manometry diagnoses rectum and canal pressures, and disorders.

 Colonic Manometry: Colon pressure and motility assessment aid diagnosis and evaluation of disorders.

Urethral Pressure Profile: Urethral manometry measures pressures in the bladder and urethra for incontinence diagnosis.

Pharyngeal Manometry: Pharyngeal manometry assesses pharynx and UES pressures for swallowing disorders.