Dysphagia is the medical term for a swallowing disorder, meaning you have difficulty or pain when swallowing. If Dysphagia is present for any length of time or if it is accompanied by any of the following symptoms it is important to seek an ENT referral to ascertain the cause.

Head & Neck Cancer

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers. As many as 90 percent of head and neck cancers arise after prolonged exposure to specific factors.

Parotid Gland

This is the gland that is affected by Mumps. Lumps (tumors) in the parotid gland are common and are seen in all age groups. They are the result of an abnormal growth of cells within the gland, though the exact reasons for this are not clear.

Submandibular Gland

Approximately 60% of the lumps in the submandibular gland are benign (not cancerous) and the rest can be cancerous. They occur as a result of overgrowth of the cells in the gland.

Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland lies in front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple and is butterfly shaped. The right and left wings (lobes) are joined by a small bridge of thyroid tissue (body) called the isthmus.