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How is dysphagia diagnosed?
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Formal evaluation
A formal evaluation is necessary and referral to a speech language pathologist may be indicated.
Test used to evaluate dysphagia include a video fluoroscopic swallowing study or a fiber optic endoscopic swallowing evaluation. These tests are not necessary in all cases. Consult your physician for evaluation.

In brief: Formal evaluation
A formal evaluation is necessary and referral to a speech language pathologist may be indicated.
Test used to evaluate dysphagia include a video fluoroscopic swallowing study or a fiber optic endoscopic swallowing evaluation. These tests are not necessary in all cases. Consult your physician for evaluation.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several ways
Dysphagia is a symptom. It can be the result of many things.
Usually an ENT should evaluate you and perform nasal endoscopy in the clinic (very simple exam). They will likely order a modified barium swallow (eating food of different consistencies) - this is usually done in conjunction with a speech/language pathologist. You may also need an evaluation by a GI doctor and at times a neurologist.

In brief: Several ways
Dysphagia is a symptom. It can be the result of many things.
Usually an ENT should evaluate you and perform nasal endoscopy in the clinic (very simple exam). They will likely order a modified barium swallow (eating food of different consistencies) - this is usually done in conjunction with a speech/language pathologist. You may also need an evaluation by a GI doctor and at times a neurologist.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Swallowing study
A speech & swallow evaluation by an ot usually followed by a dysphagia study.

In brief: Swallowing study
A speech & swallow evaluation by an ot usually followed by a dysphagia study.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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