Candidates for a Swallowing Evaluation
Patients who complain of difficulty or pain when swallowing liquid, food or medications or suffer from frequent choking during meals may benefit from a Swallowing Examination.
This also includes patients having a history of swallowing difficulty related to acid reflux disease (heartburn), Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Swallowing problems may also develop after sickness, surgery or changes in medications.
To read "What's Considered a Swallowing Problem" by Dr. Aviv, the Voice & Swallowing Center's Medical Director, please click here.
Transnasal Flexible Laryngoscopy (TFL), is a way of examining the larynx and throat with a thin, flexible endoscope that is passed via the nose which permits a magnified view of the laryngeal structures and functions.