Esophageal Conditions Clinic

Experts in the Esophageal Conditions Clinic specialize in conditions of the esophagus, such as reflux disease, swallowing issues, cancer and more.

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The Mayo Clinic Healthcare Esophageal Conditions Clinic diagnoses and treats diseases of the esophagus. The esophagus plays a crucial role in digestion as it connects the mouth with the stomach. To pass food and liquid downward through the organ, muscles contract and relax in a coordinated wave. Sphincters at both ends of the esophagus open briefly to allow the food and liquids through. If anything goes wrong in the process, you can experience difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, acid reflux or heartburn.

Common disorders seen in the Esophagus Clinic include: