Our PRIME Prehabilitation programme supports patients in the lead up to major oncology surgery. Currently our service is aimed at patients having oesophageal, pancreatic, bladder and gynae cancer surgery.
Our focus is to help patients prepare physically and emotionally for surgery, through supervised exercise classes and educational sessions, to support preparation and subsequent recovery.
Videofluoroscopy is an instrumental swallow assessment using X-Rays. It is used to look at the patterns of movement during swallowing and can help to identify what may be contributing to any difficulties. It also shows which types of food or drink are the easiest or safest for you to have.
You may have been assessed by a doctor or a speech and language therapist who feels that your swallow has either changed or that some foods or fluids are becoming more difficult to swallow.
A videofluoroscopy can show:
The procedure will identify your specific difficulty with swallowing which will allow the speech and language therapist to make an individual management plan.