Difficulty in swallowing, known as dysphagia, is a common medical condition that exists in all age groups, especially the elderly. One in 17 people will develop some form of dysphagia in their lifetime with the causes ranging from strokes, degenerative neurological diseases and heart and neck cancer. At ENT of Georgia South, our team of otolaryngologists will conduct a comprehensive examination of the mouth and throat to determine the cause of the problem. Once the cause has been identified, the course of action will most likely be medication or swallowing therapy or in rare cases, surgery.
There are many patients each year who are affected by voice or swallowing problems. They vary from minor annoyances to major health risks. Indeed, this is a dynamic and exciting field within the specialty of otolarnyngology.