Care for Swallowing Disorders

At The Medical Center of Aurora, our specialized care for swallowing disorders includes:

  • Modified barium swallow studies. This test is done with a speech pathologist and a radiologist to help understand a patient's swallowing function, and any problems that happen during swallowing. The speech therapist makes appropriate diet and treatment recommendations based on results.
  • VitalStim® Therapy, which uses electrical stimulation to strengthen swallowing muscles, improving the effects of dysphagia. The Medical Center of Aurora was one of the first hospitals in Colorado to use this new cutting-edge treatment.
  • Traditional swallow therapy