Dysphagia is a condition that causes difficulty in swallowing; this results in you spending more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia can be painful, and in some cases, swallowing is impossible.
Occasional difficulty swallowing, such as when you eat too fast or don’t chew your food well enough, usually isn’t cause for concern. But persistent dysphagia can be a severe medical condition requiring treatment.
Dysphagia can occur at any age, but it’s more common in older adults. The causes of swallowing problems vary, and treatment depends on the cause.
Why Is Carolina Speech Pathology The Best Choice In Managing Dysphagia?
At Carolina Speech Pathology, we value the time of our patients and clients and refined our process to be as streamlined as possible without diminishing the quality of patient care. We ensure that our clients receive:
- Accurate Diagnoses. Swallowing disorders are complicated, and people who experience them cannot receive the care they need unless they are diagnosed accurately. Carolina Speech Pathology’s innovative evaluations ensure patients are correctly diagnosed to receive individualized care, reduce hospitalizations, and experience a better quality of life.
- Patient-Centric Services. Our evaluations are as convenient as possible for our patients. We come to their location, they can consume regular food and drink during the study, and no radiation is used.
- Excellent Care. Our evaluations are accurate, our communication is timely, and our team is professional. Most of our providers have at least 20 years of experience. We aim to share our knowledge with others in the field and serve as a resource for the industry.
How Can I Connect With Carolina Speech Pathology?
We want to be your first choice in managing your dysphagia! Here are some ways you can connect with us:
- Schedule a FEES. FEES is an acronym for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing. This evaluation is completed by a proficient Speech-Language Pathologist using a flexible endoscope passed transnasally to allow viewing of the pharyngeal and laryngeal structures, assessing motor and sensory function as the patient completes a series of tasks. The swallowing process is observed and evaluated as the patient is given various food and liquid textures during the exam.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at 877-390-1887
- Follow us on social media!
At Carolina Speech Pathology, we equip our patients to enjoy a better quality of life!