top of page

PatCom mobile and portable FEES systems

A visual demonstration of our fiberoptic endoscope. This video can be found on our YouTube at:

The Endoscope

  • Integrated camera processor eliminates the need of heavy control unit

  • Camera technology with fine focus provides sharp images no matter the position in the pharynx

  • Small diameters of 3.4mm and 2.8mm allow exams of children, adults and especially difficult passages

  • Rounded endoscope tip for increased patient comfort and easy guidance

  • Adjustable high power LED technology for optimal brightness

  • One simple USB connection for ultimate portability and technical simplicity

PatCom Medical flexible endoscope for FEES

The PatCom FEES system for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)  doesn't require a processor to connect your endoscope to a computer. All it needs is one USB cable.  As a result the PatCom FEES system is the most portable and light weight system imaginable. In addition to this, you have to deal with fewer technical issue as the cable connection between an endoscope and a processor in other systems is a common source for technical problems.

The PatCom FEES endoscope comes in small diameters of 3.4mm and 2.8mm which makes it the perfect choice for adults and children of all ages. The highly innovative camera technology allows for the system to be connected to either Windows or Mac computers.

In addition to the integrated camera processor the PatCom FEES system is equipped with light technology that delivers more brightness than most systems. The ability to manually adjust brightness is an additional feature that is crucial when performing FEES.

Ergonomic handling of your endoscope when performing FEES is very important. Holding your endoscope for up to 20 minutes per exam can put significant stress on your own body. Therefore, the Patcom FEES system is designed as a light weight, ergonomic solution. The design allows you to use the endoscope while remaining a natural 90 degree angle of your elbow leaving it close to your body. This is the ideal positioning for you while performing the FEES exam. 

The Endoscope


Infection control and the proper cleaning of your endoscopes is crucial to prevent any cross contamination between patients. PatCom endoscopes are designed to be fully submerged in liquid which allows the best possible cleaning of endoscopes. Thorough and accurate manual cleaning is the recommended method of cleaning as it is the most gentle cleaning process for the equipment.

Infection control and the proper cleaning of your endoscopes is crucial to prevent any cross contamination between patients. PatCom endoscopes are designed to be fully submerged in liquid which allows the best possible cleaning of endoscopes. Thorough and accurate manual cleaning is the recommended method of cleaning as it is the most gentle cleaning process for the equipment.


The Software

Video Recording software for FEES and video stroboscopy and DICOM

For a successful fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) exam the recording of the exam in video and audio is important. The audio recording portion is highly valuable as you are able to listen to your own announcements of food trials as you were feeding your patient. This will help you to correlate the visual recording of the swallow and the food trial given when writing your report. It is a big time saver for you. As far as the video recording is concerned there should be several basic features that your software should include:

  1.  Take snapshot of video frame. This is to add a still image of a swallow to your report.

  2.  Play/Pause to stop your video for examination and to take a high quality snap shot.

  3.  Fast Forward to get to the next swallow in your recording quicker.

  4.  Slow Motion to evaluate anatomical movement in great detail.

  5.  Frame by Frame movement through the video recording to utilize highest quality frames.

The PatCom software suite includes multiple software options that are tailored to your specific needs. A basic software design including all features mentioned above is available. For hospitals requiring a patient database, Dicom capabilities and higher compliance levels a separate software solution is offered. Your PatCom representative can discuss the different software solutions in detail.

The Software

System Configurations

Portable FEES System


The portable PatCom FEES system is the perfect configuration for mobile FEES providers and to go back and forth between inpatient and outpatient settings.


At a total weight of only 11.4lbs this set up is the most portable, complete FEES system available today. Moving to multiple facilities throughout the day is quick, easy and allows to increase efficiency while delivering the best clinical service to patients.

All PatCom systems come bundled with a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop and PatCom Reporting software.

Acute Care FEES System


The PatCom Acute Care System is an ideal configuration for performing endoscopy studies in a hospital setting. The system is entirely contained on a lift actuated cart allowing immediate height adjustments between operators.

The system comes equipped with a secure locking laptop insert, keyboard tray, food trials storage drawer, and quick-connect equipment brackets, ensuring everything you need is in reach to  quickly begin a study.

The Acute care system can be run entirely on battery power and recharged between scoping sessions allowing for maximum flexibility and transportation between multiple hospital rooms.

All PatCom systems come bundled with a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop and PatCom Reporting software.

IV Pole FEES Workstation


The PatCom IV Workstation is designed for use in environments where space is limited, yet a quick and minimal setup is required.

This system features a laptop stand with slide out mouse pad, a multipurpose service tray perfect for food trials, and a lower equipment storage shelf. The storage shelf is equipped with a robust pelican case with custom foam insert for keeping the equipment safe and secure.

The PatCom IV Workstation is a battery-powered design. Only one cable is required for performing studies, allowing for smooth, clutter-free operation.

All PatCom systems come bundled with a Microsoft Windows 11 laptop and PatCom Reporting software.

System Configurations

Training and Competency

At PatCom we understand that the best equipment is just one ingredient for a successful Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) program. What's equally important is that you receive the best basic training and competency training possible. This is why PatCom Medical Inc. collaborates with the world leaders in FEES education. Any new customer receives free access to a basic FEES course included in the new equipment purchase. In addition to this, further competency training and master classes are available on demand. Education is such an essential part of FEES that PatCom Medical will support you in this regard on an ongoing basis.

  • Basic FEES course included

  • Competency Training on demand

  • Continued Education ensured

Training and Competency

  • Pledge to raise industry standard of customer service to new levels

  • 7 day technical support by phone, email and text

  • Remote access software service included

  • Free loaner during repair

One of the the main reasons PatCom Medical Inc. was established is the desire to commit to a level of customer service that goes above and beyond what others do. The PatCom service concept includes a variety of more and less common elements that ensure our customers are able to perform their own work without interruption. However, it this the underlying understanding of everyone at PatCom to make our customer's problems ours to solve that sets us apart.

As responsiveness is a key element of good service we offer support 7 days a week by phone, email and text. We offer remote access service free of charge where we have the ability to take control of your FEES system's computer to solve any software related issues within minutes.

If your equipment ever needs to be serviced at our service center we offer free loaners during the repair process. To keep the turn around time itself as short as possible a US based service center is available. The reason why it takes companies a long time to service endoscopes is not the actual work that needs to be done but the process and time it takes to get there. This is where PatCom is different.

There is a chance that you have existing endoscopy equipment from a third party manufacturer. PatCom Medical is able to provide service for a number of systems and is able to integrate new equipment with what you already own.

The Service

The Service
Contact Us

Thank you for submitting your contact details. We will be in touch with you shortly.

Contact Us

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing. It can mean that a patient has difficulty starting a swallow (oropharyngeal dysphagia or pharyngeal dysphagia) and the sensation of food being stuck in the neck or chest (esophageal dysphagia). Oropharyngeal dysphagia can be the result of abnormal functioning of muscles and nerves of the mouth, pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter (often abbreviated UES).  When a patient is being evaluated for dysphagia, it is important for the healthcare professional to determine which type of dysphagia is more likely, oropharyngeal or esophageal, as different tests are ordered for each type. Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) play a very important role in the assessment and treatment of pharyngeal dysphagia.

PatCom Medical aims to be a loyal partner to Speech Language Pathologists performing Fibertoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). Having the right equipment, training and support allows the SLP to focus on what is most important: the patient.

What is Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing?

Flexible fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a procedure designed to assess swallowing function through the use of a flexible nasopharyngoscope which offers visualization and imaging to examine the pharyngeal and laryngeal structures. The endoscopic assessment can be a valuable addition to the evaluation and treatment of the pharyngeal swallow. This procedure allows a trained and skilled speech language pathologist to evaluate the swallowing impairment as well as appraise the effects of swallowing treatment.

The combination of excellent medical equipment for the procedure of flexible or fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and one of a kind customer service is how Patcom Medical would like to win and keep their customers. The team at PatCom has many years of experience in the field and is committed to doing its part in improving patient care on an ongoing basis.

bottom of page