Solomon L. Lerer, M.D.
Office (305) 931-6220 Fax (305) 466-4755
The esophagus is a muscular tube that carries the food from the back of the throat to
stomach. It must contract in a very coordinated fashion so we don't regurgitate our food
or feel that our meals are sticking as we swallow. As well, it is inflammation within
the esophagus that gives the sensation of heartburn.
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