McMaster University

McMaster University


St Joseph's Swallowing Clinic at Mcmaster University


  1. Clinical initial assessment and clinical follow-up

    • Bed side, clinical assessment and blood test (specific serologic test)
    • Counseling and education
  2. Diagnostic and therapeutic tools

    • Video-Swallowing Study
    • Barium Swallow
    • Upper gastroesophageal endoscopy
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Upper esophageal sphincter high resolution manometry
    • Esophageal high resolution manometry
    • Esophageal pHmetry
  3. Diagnostic imaging assessment

    • Chest X ray
    • Computer tomography
    • Magnetic resonance image
  4. Therapeutic interventions

    • Specific pharmacological treatment
    • Oral-feeding
    • Non-oral feeding
    • Sphincter dilations and surgery
    • Rehabilitation techniques


The St Joseph's Swallowing Clinic at McMaster University also offers an St Joseph's Swallowing Clinic Outpatient Rotation for the residents in the gastroenterology program at McMaster University.
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