Modified Barium Swallow Procedure

We perform modified barium swallow procedures on our state-of-the-art traveling medical van for patients who exhibit the symptoms and signs of dysphagia.

Barium Swallow Procedure

Today, swallowing disorders, or dysphagia, are primarily diagnosed through a modified barium swallow procedure. During these procedures, food or drink with barium in it is consumed and the swallowing process is tracked using x-ray. Here at TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform modified barium swallow procedures on our state-of-the-art traveling medical van for patients who exhibit the symptoms and signs of dysphagia after one of these tests is ordered by their treating physician.

The main purpose of a modified barium swallow procedure is to document periods of aspiration during the swallowing process.  If the procedure indicates dysphagia as an issue, the following can be determined:

  • The need for a modified diet
  • How to help the patient with the swallowing disorder
  • Whether an alternate diet for nutrition is needed
  • What speech-language therapists can do to provide the patient with various forms of swallowing therapy

We proudly provide testing services at nursing homes, independent care facilities, assisted living facilities, and other locations. Providing modified barium swallow testing services directly at these locations is beneficial because patients do not experience the stress and hassle associated with going to the hospital for testing and the length of time the modified barium swallow procedure takes to complete is significantly reduced.

Our overarching goal is to provide compassionate, caring services when patients have a modified barium swallow procedure performed aboard our mobile medical van. If you would like to know more about what we offer and how your care facility could benefit, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.

 


At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform barium swallow procedures in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.