ENT TESTS

 

Swallowing Difficulty (Dysphagia)

Problems swallowing can develop anywhere from the back of the throat down to the stomach. Strictures (narrowings), webs or diverticuli (pouches) can develop in the pharynx or oesophagus. Tumours can block the swallowing passage. A common cause is dysmotility which is a lack of coordination of the muscle contractions of the swallowing mechanism.

Diagnostics

Barium Swallow / Videofluoroscopy

Why?

To investigate swallowing problems and reflux

How?

A cup of milky liquid contrast is swallowed and X-ray video is taken.

Self-pay and insured patients are welcome

The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

We also deal directly with the insurance companies saving you the trouble of paying first and then reclaiming.

Patients funding their own treatment will be provided with consultation fees and the potential cost of onward treatment at the time of booking their appointment.