Patients who have problems swallowing often have a barium swallow test ordered by their treating physician.
Dysphagia is the formal name for a swallowing disorder, and these problems affect many people across all age groups, but the elderly are particularly likely to have problems swallowing. The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders estimates that among senior citizens, swallowing disorders affect up to 30 percent of this population. At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we saw a need to provide mobile testing services for patients affected by dysphagia, which is why we started our mobile service.
Patients who have problems swallowing often have a barium swallow test ordered by their treating physician. During these tests, food or drink with barium in it is consumed and the swallowing process is tracked via x-ray. Barium swallow tests can easily be performed aboard our state-of-the-art medical mobile van, and the results are recorded by DVR and conveniently and quickly distributed to all parties that need them.
Patients who have problems swallowing may have a difficult time enduring the testing process at a hospital or outpatient facility since the testing process at these locations is time-consuming and exhausting. We eliminate the need for patients to exhaust themselves by conveniently traveling to the care facility they stay at, so they can easily have their swallowing procedure performed.
We are passionate about helping people, and our mobile medical services reflect this goal. If your care center could benefit from our advantageous approach to testing, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today for further information.
At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we can perform testing for those with problems swallowing in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.