Did you know that 10% of people will suffer from a swallowing problem (known as dysphagia) at some point in their lifetime? What’s more, over 50% of people who have suffered a stroke and up to 75% of people who have been treated for head and neck cancer suffer from dysphagia. Swallowing problems aren’t just annoying. In some cases they can be life-threatening, resulting in severe malnourishment, choking, or aspiration pneumonia.
Swallowing problems can have many causes, and the right treatment can vary widely depending on the cause. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor with experience in diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia. As a fellowship-trained laryngologist, Dr. Benjamin Rafii has expertise in helping you identify the cause of your swallowing problem and can help you get on the road to recovery.
Treating swallowing problems often requires a team approach. We are proud to collaborate with some of the best swallow therapists and gastroenterologists in Los Angeles to provide you with a comprehensive solution to your swallowing problem.
If you suffer from a swallowing problem, call today to schedule a Comprehensive Swallow Evaluation with Dr. Rafii.