Dysphagia (dis-fay-juh)

Difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease or other underlying problem.

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What is Dysphagia?

Why Mobile?

With the ever-changing healthcare system and increased cost of medical care, there is a new change in the standard of care for those suffering from dysphagia. For many years, patients from long-term car facilities have been transported to a hospital to have a Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) completed to diagnose a potential dysphagia. Transportation and long waits can now be eliminated with the use of a mobile modified barium swallow study clinic. DiagnosTEX operates mobile medical clinics.

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. It is derived from the Greek “dys” meaning bad or disordered, and “phago” meaning “eat”. Swallow occurs in phase: the oral phase, the pharyngeal phase and the esophageal phase. Swallowing difficulty can occur in 1, 2 or all 3 of those phases. Dysphagia effects between 15-18 million people in the USA which results in aspiration. Pneumonia is the 4th leading cause of death in the USA.

Our Mission

Since 2003, DiagnosTEX has been the leading provider of Mobile Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder) Consultations in the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas. The high road to service is traveled with integrity, compassion, and understanding. The owners and staff of DiagnosTEX recognize that providing effective care to hundreds of residents can only be achieved through a commitment of excellence and customer care. Through efficient delivery of high quality services, we aim to be the provider of choice in every community we service.

  • Mobile vs Hospital

    Hospital costs for an MBSS can be double or triple the cost compared to DiagnosTEX. Transportation alone can range from $150-$550. Instead let us come to you for a cost savings.

  • Real-time Fluoroscopy

    DiagnosTEX provides an assessment of all three phases of the swallow -- oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal -- in real-time with a digital recording for you to keep.

  • Immediate Results & Recommendations

    Highly detailed reports with a DVD of digital imaging provided on-site include: Physician Report, Radiology Report, and Speech Pathology Report

  • Convenience

    DiagnosTEX parks right outside your door and the patient is wheeled out to the clinic in their own wheelchair for the MBSS.

MBSS vs FEES

Non-invasive vs Invasive

Three-phases vs One-phase

Aspiration during & after vs Only during

Coverage Area

Service locations include home health, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and other on-site locations. We'll even see you in our home office.

Meet the Team

DiagnosTEX, LLC is staffed with the highest-qualified dysphagia consultants in DFW with over 100,000 Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) completed.

Testimonials

Why do you choose DiagnosTEX?

DiagnosTEX aspire to achieve the same standard of excellence in the care they provide for our residents as we demand of our own staff.

The convenience and efficiency of setting up appointment and having the study done at your home/facility saved so much time and money.

I chose DiagnosTEX as my MBSS mobile service provider due to their competent staff and speedy attention.

My experience with Diagnostex has been outstanding. The staff are highly trained, highly skilled and very professional. Whenever I have a patient that needs a modified barium swallow study, I always request DiagnosTEX.

My patients are almost always scheduled within 24-48 hours, and the courteous staff and friendly employees are a plus!

DiagnosTEX...sponsors some of the most interesting and informative seminars in the area, and the best part is they’re quite reasonable in price! There may be other mobile swallow study services in the area, but as far as I’m concerned, DiagnosTex is hands down the ONLY one