When a patient in Winston-Salem has problems swallowing, a swallow evaluation is often ordered by their treating physician.
Problems swallowing can be caused by a variety of conditions and diseases. For example, many people today experience problems swallowing because of gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal tumors, esophageal spasms, and scleroderma. Many patients also have troubles swallowing after suffering from a stroke, a spinal cord injury, or another injury that affects their nervous system.
When a patient has problems swallowing, a swallow evaluation is often ordered by their treating physician. While traditionally the evaluation is performed in a hospital or outpatient facility, at TwinCity Medical Mobile, we perform swallow tests aboard our traveling medical van that serves nursing homes, assisted living facilities, extended care facilities, and a wide range of other medical facilities throughout the Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
If your doctor orders a swallow evaluation and we are recommended to handle the testing process, you will come aboard our medical van and drink a solution containing barium. We will then track the way you swallow using an x-ray and record the results via DVR. We then provide the results of the procedure to you, your treating physician, and anyone else involved with your care. A family member or friend can come with you to the test to provide support.
We have helped many patients with problems swallowing, and we are eager to give your care facility more information about our convenient, compassionate approach to swallow tests. For more information, reach out to us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today!
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we can perform testing for those with problems swallowing in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.