NW Mobile FEES is a subsidiary of Idaho Dysphagia Specialists, PLLC

​​​​​​Provider of mobile Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in the Pacific Northwest!

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Phone:
208.863.8370

Fax:

208.391.2008

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Northwest Mobile FEES



FEES provides an accurate assessment of swallowing and contributes to improved patient clinical outcomes.   

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Benefits of FEES: Mobile FEES in Boise 


  • COST:  Significantly less than MBS/VFSS.  (MBS vs FEES comparison) 
  • Prompt service delivery- we respond within 24-48 hours of your request
  • NO travel is necessary for your patient with mobile FEES
  • Patients are assessed at beside or utilizing their own seating equipment in their natural eating position in familiar surroundings and staff 
  • Can be performed on morbidly obese patients (unlike MBS) or kyphotic or medically fragile patients that could not tolerate transport to MBS procedure
  • Can be performed on patients with a tracheostomy tube or ventilator dependent 
  • FEES usually takes 20-30 minutes, so a patient can still participate in scheduled OT/PT/ST if applicable, to meet RUG daily requirements (applicable in the SNF setting)
  • Primary SLP can attend and collaborate with us which minimizes a delay in treatment planning  (e.g., initiation of diet modifications, strategies, etc) 
  • NO radiation exposure
  • REAL food is utilized during the procedure
  • NO barium is used that can alter taste, consistency and viscosity 
  • Extremely accurate and valid results to avoid and/or minimize costs associated with hospital readmissions, treatment of aspiration pneumonia  
  • MORE sensitive than VFSS/MBS despite the .4 second "white out" during the swallow with FEES impacting view of aspiration DURING the swallow.   However, research indicates this occurs only 2-3% of the time.   MBS interpretation may be mislabeled as "during the swallow" as the swallow mechanism cannot be viewed directly for accurate interpretation.  There are many research articlesrelated to efficacy and additional information obtained with FEES.
  • Sensory testing may be performed to determine airway protection competency
  • View of pharyngeal secretions to assess tolerance, assess tolerance, management of and impact of pharyngeal secretions on swallow function
  • DIRECT view of vocal fold status, movement and airway protection
  • IMMEDIATE results and recommendations for you to implement including a written report at the end of the procedure for your record

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