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Collaborative Care for Your Swallowing Disorders

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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  • Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.

    Learn more about video visits.
  • If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.

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  • If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.

    Learn more about in-person visits.
New Patients*
Existing Patients**

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.


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.

Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE)

Transnasal esophagoscopy, also known as TNE, is an office-based procedure performed while you are awake. This procedure provides the benefits of a traditional endoscopy without the need for anesthesia and down time. If your doctor suspects you have difficulty swallowing, also called dysphagia, you may benefit from this diagnostic procedure.

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.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Your dysphagia treatment begins with a thorough examination to determine the cause of the swallowing problem. Find out what other tests may be included during your treatment.

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.

  • Swallowing Disorders Treatment

    Once your doctor diagnoses the exact type of swallowing disorder you have, an individualized treatment plan can begin immediately.

  • 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.

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