Nelson Mobile FEES

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What Is FEES

Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a comprehensive instrumental dysphagia assessment. Nelson Mobile FEES uses portable technology that allows assessments to be conducted at the patient's bedside, in long-term care facilities, in private practices, in hospitals, or in an otolaryngologist's office.

Information Gathered By FEES

This safe and well-tolerated procedure examines the structure and function of the aerodigestive tract in relation to swallowing. The procedure is useful for determining the nature of the swallowing dysfunction and is invaluable in guiding decisions regarding dietary and behavioral management.

Procedure Description

During the procedure, the flexible endoscope is passed along the floor of the patient's nasal passage into the hypopharynx. Initially, the patient is guided through a variety of simple tasks so that the larynx, pharynx, and upper esophageal opening can be viewed during dynamic movement. In the next step, we administer liquids of various consistencies and foods of different textures to determine the functioning of the swallowing mechanism with oral intake. Finally, postural changes and behavioral strategies are incorporated to determine their effectiveness in protecting the airway.

How Does FEES Work?

Sensitive, Accurate, Portable, & Safe
Normal Swallow On Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation Of Swallowing