Diagnosis and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders
At Midwest ENT Specialists our clinical goals include the identification of swallowing problems and to restore swallowing functioning to a level as normal as possible in order to improve quality of life and nutrition.
Diagnostic work up includes:
- Clinical Swallowing Assessment completed in our outpatient clinic setting
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing (FEES)
- Modified Barium Swallow Study (performed at Woodwinds Hospital)
Individualized treatment programs for swallowing difficulties due to aging, neurological disease, or injury to the larynx are offered. Strengthening exercise programs and educational resources for patients, family members and other health professionals are often included.