After patients receive treatment for head and neck cancer, they may develop swallowing difficulty (dysphagia). This condition can be a very distressing side effect of treatment, greatly affecting your quality of life.
At UCLA we have world class expertise in treating patients with swallowing disorders. Our Swallowing Disorders Program is dedicated to maintaining and improving your swallowing function after cancer treatment.
The Swallowing Disorders Program in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA has extensive experience managing patients with dysphagia from head and neck cancer treatment. The head and neck surgeons of the program work closely with speech language pathologists to evaluate, manage, and improve swallowing in head and neck cancer patients.
The Swallowing Disorders Program has developed novel and effective ways to treat dysphagia after cancer treatment.
Swallowing Disorders Appointments