If you need to have a swallow evaluation done, we will come straight to your residence in Winston-Salem.
If you have difficulty eating and drinking, your general practitioner or speech-language therapist may recommend having a swallow evaluation performed. During a swallow evaluation, many things can be determined, including:
- If food is getting stuck in your airway instead of traveling all the way to your stomach
- What parts of your throat or mouth are not functioning well enough to aid the eating and drinking process
- What kinds of foods are safest for you to swallow
- If certain positions or strategies can help you improve the swallowing process
While swallow evaluations are traditionally performed at outpatient facilities and hospitals, at TwinCity Medical Mobile, our approach to these tests is changing the medical community here in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina community as we know it. We perform swallow evaluations aboard our state-of-the-art traveling medical van, which eliminates the need for patients to spend hours waiting at a facility to have the test performed.
If you need to have a swallow evaluation done, we will come straight to your residence. Then, we will have you drink a solution containing barium so we can track the swallowing process. The entire test is recorded via DVR for convenient recordkeeping, and we encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you for support.
We are here to provide compassionate, patient-centered care every time we perform a swallow evaluation. If you believe your care facility could benefit from our approach to testing, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform swallow evaluations in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.