Michael, I also have swallowing difficulties after being diagnosed with Celiac. Locally, I have had my throat stretched. Got tired of the whole thing, went to a research hospital. To find out I have a flap of cells growing in my esophagus. They haven't decided what course of treatment to take, so the Drs. are watching it.. I also have the backing up of food from the stomach. It's called Baker's esophagus.