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At The Voice and Swallowing Center, a division of ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP, is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders and to further the understanding of voice and swallowing through education. The faculty at the Voice & Swallowing Center has invented or pioneered a suite of office-based diagnosis & therapeutic procedures.
The Voice & Swallowing Center offers three tests of swallowing that can be performed entirely in the office without the use of X-rays.
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)
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.