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South Health Campus Esophageal Clinic

South Health Campus Esophageal Clinic (SHCEC)

About Esophageal Disorders

The SHCEC is a clinic created by gastroenterology experts with special interest in disorders of the esophagus. Symptoms of esophageal disorders are common amongst the general population. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the SHCEC integrates research, education, and specialized clinical care aimed to better understand and care for patients with esophageal disorders. Within the SHCEC, there are two specialized clinics to treat Barrett's Esophagus and Asthma, GERD, and Cough.

SHC Cough-Asthma Clinic (SHCMCA)

The SHCMCA is a specialized clinic created by a team of pulmonology and gastroenterology experts with special interest in chronic cough, GERD and asthma. Reflux or regurgitation of stomach contents such as acid and food into the esophagus (the tube that allows passage of food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach) may cause a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD may be a major contributing factor to asthma and chronic cough symptoms in some individuals. The SHC has state-of-the-art technology, which allows for the diagnosis of esophageal disorders including GERD (pH testing) and reflux of non-acid stomach contents (impedance). Diagnosing individuals with these disorders allows for treatment with the potential to improve respiratory symptoms. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the SHCMCA integrates research, education, and clinical care to improving the understanding of patients with chronic cough and asthma.

Please see our patient education material on gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD) (PDF – When you Have Acid Reflux) for further information. 

South Health Campus Barrett’s Esophagus and Endotherapy Program (SHC-BEC)

This is a specialized clinic and endoscopy program offered only at the South Health Campus (SHC) by Drs. Milli Gupta and Paul Belletrutti. The goal of this program is to evaluate patients with Barrett’s Esophagus and provide comprehensive care. Barrett’s Esophagus is a premalignant condition of the esophagus that can raise the risk of esophageal cancer over time in select populations. We are a multi-disciplinary group comprised of physicians, nurse clinicians and endoscopy nurses. The clinic is held on the 7th floor, and endoscopy on the 3rd floor of the South Health Campus. Information on how to arrive to the clinic or endoscopy unit is provided at the time your appointment is scheduled. Walk-ins are not allowed. Please have your family doctor refer if you have a gastrointestinal condition you would like to see a specialist.

South Health Campus Esophageal Diseases Clnic

A weekly esophageal diseases clinic is held at SHC, dedicated to general esophageal conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, motility disorders, and functional esophageal diseases (visceral hypersensitivity; functional heartburn; dyspepsia).

This clinic runs in conjunction with the Calgary Gut Motility Centre, and can perform esophageal manometry, EndoFLIP, 24h combined pH/impedance studies and wireless BRAVO pH probe studies. As well, availability of thin scope endoscopy in the same clinic space allows for immediate endoscopic assessment when indicated. Having all of these tests available at one center allows for truly integrated provision of care. 



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