Deborah Bastidas
          and Associates

Speech Pathology Consultants

5909 West Loop South Suite 270

Bellaire, Texas  77401

Phone: 713/668-8800

Fax: 713/668-0998


Deborah Bastidas and Associates - Speech Pathology Consultants



An estimated 15 million Americans are afflicted with dysphagia, a condition that causes discomfort or difficulty swallowing. At its most severe - when patients entirely lose their ability to eat - dysphagia can profoundly disrupt a life.

  • Common among stroke survivors, patients with neurological disorders like Parkinson's Disease, and patients with head and neck cancer

  • Disproportionately affects the elderly; an estimated half of all rest home residents suffer

  • Success with existing treatments has been limited at best

VitalStim Therapy is the first proven treatment for dysphagia. It's the only dysphagia therapy backed by compelling clinical data and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VitalStim Therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. At the same time, we help patients "re-educate" their muscles through rehabilitation therapy.

  • Based on clinical electrical stimulation
  • Proven safe
  • Remarkably successful in real-world use
  • Better-and faster-results than any traditional therapy

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Deborah Bastidas and Associates is a private speech and swallowing therapy practice in Bellaire, TX . Deborah focuses on the treatment of speech, voice, velopharyngeal, fluency and swallowing disorders in children and adults.



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