All aspects of voice and swallow assessment are available within our department.
We are the only private hospital in Ireland to offer a videostroboscopy service. This is performed as a day case under local anaesthetic and patients are free to drive themselves home after the procedure. This procedure initially out rules any malignant pathologies and also obtains a slow motion video recording of all aspects of vocal cord movement and vibration and is an essential part of the management of any voice disorders. This procedure may be covered by your insurance company.
Swallow assessment can also be conducted via barium swallow testing or via a flexible nasal endoscopy which assesses in real time how a patient swallows different consistency food in an attempt to direct treatment and also advice on safe diets if aspiration is suspected. This procedure is also done as an ambulatory day case in conjunction with a speech and language therapist.