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Northwest Mobile FEES, specializes in Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). We are the first mobile FEES provider in the Pacific Northwest to come to YOUR location to complete Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing is an instrumental examination utilized by a qualified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) for patients with dysphagia (a swallowing disorder). FEES involves passing a scope along the floor of the nasal cavity to the back of the throat in order to directly assess the pharynx, larynx and upper esophageal opening. During the exam, the patient is given various items to eat and drink, dyed green to evaluate swallow function, safest diet level and level of aspiration.
FEES may also be beneficial in determining treatment strategy effectiveness and providing therapeutic biofeedback to maximize a patients performance. The FEES procedure is an evidenced-based, cost-effective alternative to Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS). There are many advantages to FEES when compared to an MBS including: significant cost savings, exceptional accuracy and reliability with findings, which are imperative for an effective plan of treatment to promote optimal and recovery of the swallow function.