Peter J. Kahrilas MD


Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ in your belly that makes insulin and enzymes that help you digest food. Pancreatitis can cause sudden, severe belly pain. It’s usually caused by heavy alcohol use or gallstones. Most people recover fully from pancreatitis.


El esófago es el tubo que conecta la garganta con el estómago. Cuando come o bebe, los alimentos y los líquidos se desplazan desde la boca a través de la garganta y el esófago hasta el estómago.

Esophagus Tests

Your esophagus is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. It moves food and liquid down to the stomach. Esophagus tests can check how well the muscles in the tube work, how strong the tube is, and the pH (acid content) of the tube. They also can find out how much gas, liquid, and solid move through the…