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4060 Fourth Avenue
Suite 206
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-297-0014
Fax: 619-297-1014

230 Prospect Place
Suite 250
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 619-435-1660
Fax: 619-435-6312
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What should you expect?

Because this procedure is more invasive, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax during the test. You will probably receive this through an IV line. A numbing medicine will be sprayed in your throat to help make the procedure more comfortable. The transducer, attached to the tip of a thin, flexible tube, will be inserted down your throat and into your esophagus (the organ that connects your throat to your stomach). Your heart rate and other vital signs will be monitored. The test will last about an hour.