Patients experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, GERD, unexplained cough, or trouble swallowing food will want to be evaluated by our Voice and Swallowing Center. Here, with minimally invasive tools that evaluate the performance of the esophagus, and PillCam, a tiny camera that is swallowed by the patient and transmits images to the physician via radio waves—such procedures can prevent all kinds of bacterial infections caused by a sluggish swallow, which allows bacteria to enter a flap at the top of the esophagus.
For those individuals wanting help with vocal cord issues, our Videostroboscopy offers a state-of-the-art technology that improves and facilitates the diagnosis of vocal cord abnormalities by providing by stimulating, in slow motion, vibration of the vocal chords.
Speech pathologists can help patients by evaluating their swallow speed and working with them on vocal exercises to improve the voice, swallow, and prevent infection of the throat, lungs, or mouth.
Our certified speech pathologists can help with a wide array of speech difficulties, typically caused by a stroke such as dysarthria (impairment of the muscles used to speak), aphasia (difficulty in expressing and understanding language), and cognitive-linguistic deficits.