Peter J. Kahrilas MD


CREST Syndrome

CREST syndrome causes skin to harden and makes joints stiff and swollen. It is a type of limited scleroderma. Scleroderma is a disease that can seriously affect many parts of the body. CREST is a more limited form of scleroderma that doesn’t affect the skin as severely. Each letter in “CREST” stands for a medical term…

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a rare inherited disease of the nerves and muscles that occurs mostly in males. The most common type of muscular dystrophy causes rapid muscle wasting and progressive weakness early in life, usually between the ages of 2 and 5. Muscle wasting begins in the shoulder and pelvic areas. Fat and…

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a rare inherited disease of the nerves and muscles that occurs mostly in males. The most common type of muscular dystrophy causes rapid muscle wasting and progressive weakness early in life, usually between the ages of 2 and 5. Muscle wasting begins in the shoulder and pelvic areas. Fat and…

Swallowing Study

A swallowing study is a test that shows what your throat and esophagus do while you swallow. The test uses X-rays in real time (fluoroscopy) and records what happens when you swallow. While you swallow, the doctor and speech pathologist watch a video screen. For a swallowing study, you will swallow liquid mixed with a…

Swallowing Study

A swallowing study is a test that shows what your throat and esophagus do while you swallow. The test uses X-rays in real time (fluoroscopy) and records what happens when you swallow. While you swallow, the doctor and speech pathologist watch a video screen. For a swallowing study, you will swallow liquid mixed with a…