✓ Can be performed in any location. MBS requires that the patient travel to a diagnostic imaging department in an inpatient facility.
✓No barium is consumed, and no radiation is required.
✓No need to coordinate with the Radiology department's schedule.
✓Suitable for bariatric patients or difficult to position patients.
✓Video recording of endoscopies documents details that cannot be as appreciated by the unaided eye in real time. Stills can be taken to compare baseline and follow-up examinations.
✓ Procedure can be used as biofeedback during compensatory swallowing maneuvers/therapy.
✓ Secondary assessment of secretion management, velopharyngeal closure and/or laryngeal/pharyngeal surfaces & functions can be assessed during the FEES examination.
✓FEES examinations are well tolerated by most patients. Contraindications for FEES include : cases of bilateral obstruction of nasal passages, history of epistaxis, history of syncope, history of facial trauma, severe agitation, or inability to cooperate with the examination.