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Calgary Gut Motility Center

Calgary Gut Motility Center

The Calgary Gut Motility Center opened at the South Health Campus (SHC) in December 2012. The mandate of the CGMC is to provide excellence in care for patients with gastrointestinal motility disorders.  The multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians.


Dr. Chris Andrews leads the motility program and runs weekly clinics at the CGMC.  Three additional physicians with specific interest/training in motility disorders (Drs. Gupta, Buresi, and Curley) run full-time clinics at the center.  While primarily an IBD expert, Dr. Michael Stewart has a specific interest in the overlap of functional disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

Commonly seen disorders at CGMC include motility disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastroparesis, as well as functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and functional dyspepsia.

The CGMC uses cutting-edge technology included to diagnose and manage patients with motility disorders and performs over 1200 procedures annually.  These include the Bravo probe (48 hour wireless pH probe); 24 hour combined multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) and pH testing; high resolution esophageal manometry; anorectal manometry, and the recent addition of the EndoFLIP system.

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