Innovative Care for Swallowing Disorders at our State-of-the-art Dysphagia Clinic

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, makes it hard for many people to get the nourishment they need. The condition can be caused by a number of factors, but it is more common in older adults.  

The staff at our multidisciplinary Dysphagia Clinic will identify the cause of your problems and design a customized treatment plan for you.

The clinic offers:

  • A multidisciplinary team of physicians that includes gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists and gastrointestinal and thoracic surgeons who offer comprehensive diagnosis and care for swallowing disorders 
  • A broad range of diagnostic tests, including high resolution and high definition 3-D manometry, impedance manometry and 24 and 48 hours pH studies to identify the underlying cause of your problem
  • Tests for non-cardiac chest pain, such as esophageal balloon distention test
  • Esophagrams, or contrast x-rays of the esophagus

In addition, we offer a full range of medical and surgical care, including:

  • Medications and medical management
  • Nutritional support from registered dieticians 
  • Botulinum Toxin injections to relax muscles in the esophagus
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Endoscopic balloon dilation, to gently stretch and expand the esophagus
  • Laparoscopic and other surgeries
  • Feeding tubes

Don’t let swallowing problems undermine your health. Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-9522 to arrange a quick, convenient appointment.