Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that can result from stroke, head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s, ALS, and other conditions. Patients may experience coughing and choking during meals, feeling like liquids “go down the wrong pipe,” and the sensation of food or pills sticking in their throat. Dysphagia can cause pneumonia and weight loss, and also have a severe impact on quality of life. The Voice and Swallowing Disorders Center is a multidisciplinary team of dysphagia-specialized speech-language pathologists and laryngologists. Clinicians are trained in the gold standard of swallowing evaluation and diagnostics performed with high quality technology for detailed results. Accurate evaluation is the first step towards knowing what treatment or surgery may be right for you. If you or a loved one is experiencing a swallowing problem, schedule an evaluation with our specialized dysphagia care team. Read on below to learn about different types of swallowing evaluation.
Learn more about Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and Modified Barium Swallow.