Dysphagia is the symptom of difficult swallowing. The complaints may be painful swallowing or coughing and choking while swallowing. Patients may also experience burning in the throat or a lump in the throat. These symptoms may be caused by many problems including acid reflux, neurological illnesses, tumors and even stress. This site explains normal swallowing and some of the common swallowing disorders
The Nebraska Swallowing Center offers adult patients with swallowing problems a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program through a unique multidisciplinary team approach which includes the following specialties:
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- General Surgery
- Speech Pathology
Health care professionals from these areas pool their expertise to provide optimal care.
Nebraska Medicine offers state of the art diagnostic testing.
- Video and Fiberoptic endoscopy of the pharynx, larynx, and esophagus
- Fiberoptic sensory testing of the larynx
- pH manometry of the cervical and distal esophagus
- Wireless pH telemetry probe – Bravo ( pH telemetry capsule)
Treatment includes medications, swallowing therapy endoscopy and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.
If you need an evaluation, please call 1-800-922-0000 for an appointment.