Bringing high-tech swallow imaging and assessment to North Louisiana.
North Louisiana Swallow Solutions provides Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) services to the greater North Louisiana region. FEES is a gold-standard, evidence-based, and cost effective swallowing assessment which requires no radiation exposure or barium consumption and can be performed practically anywhere.
Dysphagia, the inability to swallow safely and effectively, can only be accurately diagnosed with appropriate imaging. A clinical or bedside swallow evaluation CANNOT adequately diagnose swallowing disorders. With FEES, you can be assured of a comprehensive assessment of swallow function and interdisciplinary communication which improves treatment outcomes.
Get in touch with us to set up a demonstration at your facility, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.
(318) 436-4905 (mobile)
Why Choose FEES?
A mobile FEES procedure provides objective, measurable data to assist with treatment planning. With FEES, we are also able to view excess secretions and signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux, two conditions that are not viewed on an MBSS, but are very prevalent.
Not only do we provide high quality imaging and assessment of the swallow, we also work with the treating speech-language pathologist, nurses, physician, family, and caregivers to promote evidence-based treatments and improve therapeutic outcomes.
Because it directly images the pharynx in real time, FEES has been shown to be higher in specificity and severity in identifying penetration, aspiration, residue, and spillage in individuals with dysphagia than an (MBSS).
no radiation or barium
Having a mobile FEES done at the bedside allows for the flexibility of time. There are no radiation restrictions or barium limits that have to be followed. If you are suspecting fatigue with a patient, the study can be performed for the entire meal. Plus, who wants to drink barium? Eew.
FEES consultations cost less than half of a typical modified barium swallow study (MBSS). FEES does not require a radiologist, barium, or costly radiology equipment, so we pass the savings on to you! Since every single dysphagia patient needs imaging to achieve highest level of care, cost is key!
Because of the health risks associated with dysphagia, including pneumonia, timely imaging of the swallow is of utmost importance. A delay in swallow imaging can lead to poor outcomes. This is why we strive to provide imaging to our patients within 48 hours.
Use the form below to contact us regarding any questions you may have about FEES or to schedule a demonstration. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your facility along with any specific demonstration requests. You may also email or call us to make an appointment or request information.