Swallow Studies

Swallow Studies

A swallow study is used to diagnose digestive health issues such as ulcers, tumors, swallowing disorders, polyps, GERD and hiatal hernias.

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Swallow Studies at USA Health

At USA Health, we use a swallow study to diagnose digestive health issues such as ulcers, tumors, swallowing disorders, polyps, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernias. During this procedure, patients swallow a barium preparation that can be seen on an X-ray. During the study, several X-rays are taken so that your specialists can see how the material moves through your digestive system and detect any abnormalities in the digestive tract. The X-ray results are read by a radiologist before consulting with your doctor. Treatment for problems revealed during a swallow study vary depending on your diagnosis.

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USA Health offers specialists in many areas of digestive health. Learn more about our physicians and providers or request an appointment today.

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