Swallowing Disorders Program

This program, formerly known as the “Swallowing Disorders Center” was initiated in 1993 to meet the need for an interdisciplinary swallowing program. The program is dedicated to the diagnosis and therapeutic management of swallowing and feeding disorders (also known as “dysphagia”) seen in individuals across the age span.

In a unique, multidisciplinary approach to patient care, the treatment team includes physicians specializing in rehabilitation medicine, otolaryngology, radiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, pediatrics, and neurology. In addition, consultation and treatment planning may also include occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and psychology.

The Swallowing Specialist performs an instrumental assessment of the oropharyngeal swallowing mechanism in Radiology.