Throat & Voice

The physicians and staff of the ENT Group of Los Angeles have put together the following resources in order to better assist you.

Swallowing Disorders

Dysphagia, or swallowing disorder, is a term used to describe the inability to move food from the mouth to the stomach. This condition can accompany a neurological disorder such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, etc., as well as bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. Dysphagia can occur at any of the 3 stages of swallowing: oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal.

Depending on the type of swallowing disorder, changing a person’s diet by adding thickeners and physical therapy may help alleviate the problem in noninvasive ways. Sometimes drug therapy helps relieve symptoms of the underlying neurological cause and thus relieves the swallowing problems. Less commonly, botulinum toxin injections can be used when food or liquid cannot enter the esophagus. Severely affected individuals may require surgery or feeding tubes.

For more information on any of our services please call (844) 4-ENTDOC (844) 436-8362.

Come visit our offices

We have 2 convenient locations. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to make your visits to our office as smooth as possible. We've provided directions and contact numbers shown below.

5525 Etiwanda Avenue, Suite 211
Tarzana, California 91356
Main: (844) 4-ENTDOC (844) 436-8362
Fax: (818) 609-1680

4955 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 505
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Main: (844) 4-ENTDOC (844) 436-8362
Fax: (818) 609-1680

5525 Etiwanda Avenue, Suite 211
Tarzana, California 91356
Main: (844) 4-ENTDOC (844) 436-8362
Fax: (818) 609-1680

4955 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 505
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Main: (844) 4-ENTDOC (844) 436-8362
Fax: (818) 609-1680

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