Dysphagia is defined as difficulty in swallowing.
It is usually associated with either difficulties caused by problems with the mouth or throat (oropharyngeal dysphagia) or problems with the gullet (oesophageal dysphagia).
At Sussex Premier Health, you will have a formal consultation with a Consultant. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
Treatment depends on the underlying problem causing the dysphagia. These treatments can include:
Our Consultants have considerable expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of dysphagia and the underlying condition, together with the ability to treat a wide variety of causes of swallowing difficulties.
After treatment for swallowing difficulties, a follow up appointment may be required and ongoing monitoring or treatment may be recommended.
Your GP can also be informed of the best course of action to continue your treatment plan.