What is Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)?
FEES is a portable procedure where a tiny camera is inserted into a patient’s
nose and allows a speech-language pathologist to visualize a patient’s
throat while swallowing.
Who needs FEES?
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) is for patients who
have had neurological conditions like stroke, ALS, Multiple Schlerosis,
Parkinson's and more.
Where can I get FEES?
This procedure can be performed in a patient’s room or in an outpatient
clinic. This test allows the speech-language pathologist to use various
food and liquid consistencies and try various swallowing techniques or
strategies with their patients to ensure safe dietary recommendations.
What are the advantages of FEES?
Apart from video fluoroscopy (completed in x-ray with a radiologist), with
FEES there is no radiation exposure. The research behind FEES has suggested
that FEES is sensitive and specific for identifying abnormal signs of
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