What is FEES and how can it help you?

 
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The prevalence of dysphagia has been estimated to be as high as 68% for residents in long term care settings with aspiration pneumonia being a major cause of death. Could you imagine if someone told you that you couldn't eat or drink what you like without any imaging?

SLPs have been trained to diagnose and treat dysphagia, but we do not have x-ray vision. Dynamic Dysphagia Solutions brings a GOLD STANDARD in swallowing diagnostics to your facility, for 1/4 of the cost of a procedure done at the hospital, to help your SLP make the appropriate recommendations and treatment strategies for your residents. 

FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow) is an objective assessment of swallow function that can accurately diagnose dysphagia and guideeffective treatment strategies. A small camera is inserted through the nose and the throat is observed as the patient swallows various food and liquid consistencies, providing direct and live images of the swallow mechanism. A highly skilled Speech Pathologist completes this procedure which requires no radiation exposure or barium consumption and can be performed practically anywhere. The patient is able to consume the foods they like and in their natural eating environment during the study. 

Once a contract is signed by your medical facility and a physician's order is written for a FEES, you will contact us directly to schedule a time that works for you. We will return your call within 24 hours and schedule the FEES within 3-5 days. You will receive a detailed report and invoice the day that the procedure is completed. 

Click here to learn more about how FEES can benefit your facility.