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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 the
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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