September 7, 2023
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Helps with Feeding Issues
Gillette Children’s is proud to offer a unique service to help identify problems that occur when food or liquid passes through a child’s throat. A Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) test uses a small, flexible tube called an endoscope which allows a fiber optic camera with a small light to be inserted into a child’s nose. Images from this special camera are shown on a screen so providers can see parts of the throat, nasal passages, and how the muscles in the area work during swallowing.