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Programs & Services


Outpatient Dysphagia Clinic

This service provides assessment, treatment, and management of adults 18 and over who have or are suspected of having oropharyngeal swallowing dysfunction.

Services provided may include:

  • A clinical swallowing assessment and / or education
  • Instrumental assessment
    • VFSS/MBS (Videofluoroscopic Swallow Assessment/ Modified Barium Swallow
    • FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing)
  • Follow-up if indicated
  • Referrals to other services or programs

The clinic DOES NOT assess or manage patients with suspected esophageal abnormalities.

 

Consider alternate investigations if patient has:

  • Sensation of lump in the throat not associated with oral intake
  • Food feeling stuck at level of sternal notch or below
  • Difficulty with solids but not liquids
  • Sensation of choking, but able to breathe throughout and food typically clears.

Contact Details

Peter Lougheed Centre

Location Info
Main floor - Allied Health Department
Address
3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6J4
Telephone
403-943-4941
Fax
403-984-0873
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Eligibility

Patients must be 18 years or older.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Acronym
ODC
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Outpatient Swallowing Clinic