About FEES

The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow, or FEES, is a procedure that tests the oropharyngeal phase of the swallow reflex.  The diagnostic test uses a flexible endoscope, which is inserted through the nose and connected to a video camera to allow the speech-language pathologist (SLP) to evaluate the pharyngeal and laryngeal mechanism. The  SLP may also provide something to eat or drink during the procedure.