Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing can cause distress. There may be an underlying concern by the patient that this represents something of concern, however, a careful assessment and examination by your specialist may all that is required to alleviate any concerns.

Difficulty Swallowing Diagnosis & Treatment

Occasionally we conduct an MRI scan or swallow test to provide further information. Furthermore, age related changes in the swallowing tube (oesophagus) can cause on occasion a pouch to develop. This is due to a weakness in the muscle wall of the food pipe, causing something similar to a hernia.

In the majority of times, we can confirm this with a Swallow test and it can be fixed relatively easily with an endoscopic stapling of the pouch, which is done under a short general anaesthetic.

In any case, where you need to get expert care from a qualified ENT specialist consultant in Oxford, you can book your consultation today. Firstly, please get in touch with our team by filling out the form here.