- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 12,000 people who have dysphagia.
- Multispecialty care. Mayo Clinic's teamwork system brings together all the specialists you need to treat your problem — digestive specialists (gastroenterologists), throat specialists (ENT), neurologists, thoracic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and speech-language pathologists. Mayo campuses have special clinics to coordinate care for people with dysphagia.
- Research advances. Mayo Clinic has made and continues to make important research contributions to the treatment of dysphagia and its causes. Because of this, you have access to the latest advances in dysphagia diagnosis and treatment.
- Comprehensive, advanced testing. Mayo Clinic offers high-tech testing options to identify the cause of your dysphagia. The results from most tests are typically available within a few hours.
- Latest treatments. Mayo Clinic is a leader in treatments such as esophageal dilation for strictures (narrowing), stent placement for blockages and surgery when necessary.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.
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