Swallowing Center

Collaborative Care for Your Swallowing Disorders

The Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center team is committed to providing you with the highest level of care. Our multidisciplinary team features laryngologists, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and their colleagues in complementary disciplines, who all work together to provide you with individualized and compassionate care. 

  • Meet Our Specialists

    Meet our multidisciplinary team of laryngologists and speech language pathologists dedicated to helping those suffering from swallowing disorders.

  • Appointments and Locations

    Visit and make an appointment at one of our convenient locations.

  • Patient Education

    Learn more information about dysphagia and its treatment options.

Schedule An Appointment

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Baltimore: 443-997-6467
Bethesda: 301-896-3332

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Diagnosing Swallowing Disorders

We offer a variety of both in-patient and outpatient diagnostic services. These include:

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Swallowing Disorders

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our center comprises of a specialized team of surgeons and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working side by side to provide you with the full spectrum of diagnosis and treatment.

Advanced Research

Johns Hopkins continues to develop advancements in technology to diagnose swallowing disorders, the role of reflux in swallowing dysfunction, and novel treatments for swallowing disorders.

Treatment Options

Many treatments, such as fillers and injections, can be performed in the comfort of your doctor's office and often require minimal down time.

Surgical Expertise

If surgery is required, our surgeons offer the latest advancements in surgical care including minimally invasive robotic options and laser surgery to treat obstructive growths.

Patient Education

Have a better understanding about dysphagia, its symptoms and treatment options.
  • Dysphagia

    Swallowing requires the complex coordination of muscle contractions between the mouth, tongue, throat and esophagus. Dysphagia results when one or more of these areas does not function properly due to trauma, surgical nerve or muscle damage, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

  • Dysphagia: What Happens During a Bedside Swallow Exam

    A bedside swallow exam is a test to see if you have dysphagia. Find out what to expect during this diagnostic test.

  • Fiberoptic Evaluation of Swallowing

    A fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, also known as (FEES) test, is a procedure used to assess how well you swallow. During the procedure, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) passes a thin, flexible instrument through your nose.

    Doctor checking patients throat.