South Health Campus Esophageal Clinic
South Health Campus Esophageal Clinic (SHCEC)
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 Clinic (SHC-BEC)
The SHC-BECC is a specialized clinic for patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s Esophagus (BE) is a condition in which the normal lining of the esophagus changes (metaplasia) due to repeated exposure to stomach acid, non-acidic contents and bile. The exact mechanism is not fully known, and scientists are working hard to understand this disease better.
To learn more about BE and treatment at the SHC-BEC, download this Patient Education Document.