Dysphagia A Diagnosis Flowsheet

  • Kashif Piracha

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This video breaks the process of a complex dysphagia diagnosis down into an easy to understand flowsheet for practicing gastroenterologists and medical students. The flowsheet provides a visual representation of the step-by-step decision-making involved in assessing and diagnosing a patient experiencing difficulty swallowing. Dr. Piracha discusses the symptoms and types of dysphagia, and examines what work up needs to be done along with other diagnoses associated with this condition. This concise diagnostic video tool helps clinicians make better decisions while taking care of their patients or quickly update their knowledge while preparing for an exam.


This video breaks the process of a complex dysphagia diagnosis down into an easy to understand flowsheet for gastroenterologists and medical students.

About The Author

Kashif Piracha

Kashif J. Piracha , MD FACP FASN FNKF is a dual board-certified physician currently in active clinical practice at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Piracha is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been a practicing physician for the last 15 years and has a broad range of experience treating patients in both short- and long-term acute care hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is also the Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine for the Texas A&M College of Medicine at Methodist Willowbrook site. In this role, he is actively involved in mentoring, educating, and training the medical students who will be the torchbearers and leaders of tomorrow.

In appreciation of his contributions, Dr. Piracha was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 2012, a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF) in 2013, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) in 2015.

Dr. Piracha is also an active speaker on healthcare related topics and is passionate about disease prevention, healthy nutrition and risk factor modification.


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Kashif Piracha
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Springer, Cham
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Video Transcript


Hello, and welcome. Hi. Thank you for joining me for this video. And this video’s topic is Dysphagia-- An Algorithmic Approach.

My name is Dr. Kashif Piracha. I’m board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, as well as a Hypertension Specialist. I have 16 years of clinical experience.

And I’ve created this video so I can share with you the approach that I’m going to take if I encounter a patient with dysphagia, and also the approach that I may take if I encounter a question in the test or exam about dysphagia. So let’s go ahead and get started.