Each part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract–esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon and rectum–performs a unique, important role in digestion and movement (motility) of the GI tract contents. When the nerves or muscles that move food through the system aren't working properly, motility problems arise and symptoms start to occur (including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation and diarrhea).
Comprehensive Care for Digestive Disorders
Reston Hospital Center's comprehensive GI program includes advanced esophageal and digestive tract testing as part of our Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Disorders. Our experienced and caring gastrointestinal specialists are skilled at detecting the cause of GI tract disorders and creating a customized care plan to provide the solutions you need.
Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Our GI lab conducts a variety of diagnostic tests using the latest technology, including:
For digestive motility issues
- Manometry studies to evaluate motor function and coordination of muscular activity throughout the digestive system
For heartburn (GERD) – Acidic and non-acidic reflux
- 24-hour pH reflux monitoring
- Bravo pH test – Measuring the degree of acidity or alkalinity in your esophagus
- Esophageal pH impedance studies – Measuring reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
For various GI conditions
If you think you might be a candidate for these digestive tests performed at Reston Hospital, talk to your primary care doctor about a referral to our GI lab.
Learn more about the comprehensive gastrointestinal services available at Reston Hospital.