We provide advanced swallow imaging to patients in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation hospitals and home-health settings.  FEES was first introduced by Dr. Susan Langmore in 1988 and is an extremely safe and well-tolerated diagnostic tool to evaluate swallowing function.


To perform the study, we bring our portable FEES equipment directly to your patient’s bedside or location of choice. A flexible endoscope with a camera  is inserted into the nose, and the clinician is able to see a bird’s eye, or top down view, of the base of the tongue, pharynx and larynx. Once the endoscope is in place, the patient is given various items to eat and drink, allowing the clinician to view the patient’s swallowing function in real-time. During the course of the evaluation the clinician is able to determine if the swallow is normal or impaired and the cause of the impairment.


We then provide recommendations based on the patient’s anatomy and pathophysiology of swallowing function on the SAME DAY of the study.  All of this for approximately one-fourth of the cost of a MBSS, and no transportation costs.  Still not convinced?


FEES is a GOLD STANDARD in assessment and management of swallowing disorders.  Current research proves that FEES and MBSS have a 97-100% inter-rater reliability, and did you know FEES is higher in specificity in identifying penetration, aspiration, residue and spillage?  View a collection of resources and learn more about FEES and what is behind the technology. 


Contact us today to schedule a complimentary demonstration or to inquire about our pricing agreement. We’d love to hear from you!


251.216.6300 or gina@esswallowingdiagnostics.com