Offering diagnosis and treatment of communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders
The Duke Swallow Center provides a unique experience for patients of all ages with swallowing disorders, or dysphagia.
We distinguish ourselves in our emphasis and dedication to the rehabilitation of swallowing disorders with an ultimate goal, whenever possible, that patients return to safe, enjoyable, and satisfying eating and drinking.
The Duke Swallow Center is proud to have one of the few speech-language pathologists in North Carolina who is a board-recognized specialist in swallowing (BRS-S). We use a multidisciplinary approach to assess and rehabilitate swallowing disorders that includes members from a wide range of disciplines.
In addition to clinical services, the Duke Swallow Center and its members are involved in a variety of research and academic projects related to swallowing and swallowing disorders. This has led to a number of publications by Duke Swallow Center members including multiple books, chapters, and articles related to dysphagia.
Children from infants to adolescents can also have dysphagia or swallowing problems. Duke offers a specialized program that addresses the unique needs of our younger patients.
Duke Swallow Center is focused on treatment. Our speech-language pathologists provide each patient with an individualized plan to provide the safest eating and drinking possible and experience the highest quality of life they can.
There are many different rehabilitative methods and plans that may fall into one of two categories:
Often, both approaches are used together to create a comprehensive plan.
To make an appointment or get more information about the Duke Swallow Center, please contact us at 919-684-3859.
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