PatCom Portable FEES System

The PatCom Portable FEES system for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) can be used with our Fiberoptic Endoscopes or Distal Chip USB scope. Our scope options do not require a processor to connect your endoscope to a computer. All they need is one USB cable.



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.


  • 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

The PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope is best suited for the use in swallowing diagnostics (FEES) and in the ENT field. With the USB plug-and-play design, it can be used on a variety of platforms and devices without any additional software. The HD resolution allows for superb image quality. The endoscope is lightweight and built with an ergonomic design. “High Definition” or HD resolution starts at a pixel amount of 720p vertically. This is also referred to as small HD. The PatCom Distal Chip Endoscope offers an HD resolution of 1280p x 720p. This enables a very sharp image and even the smallest structures, such as blood vessels and micro aspiration in the trachea, are clearly displayed.


  • Resolution: High Definition – 720p x 1280p
  • Small diameter of 3.2 mm
  • Weight less than 0.5 lb
  • Rounded endoscope tip for increased patient comfort and easy guidance
  • Plug and Play (no driver required); One simple USB connection for ultimate portability and technical simplicity

Software: User-friendly and Intuitive

The “MediaWorkstation” software offered by PatCom Medical makes the PatCom mobile FEES system perfect for the clinic. The highest demands in swallowing diagnostics are served. The “MediaWorkstation” records video including audio. In review mode, the video can be played in fast forward/reverse, slow motion, and frame by frame for accurate evaluation. In addition, individual images can be taken from the video. These can be included in the integrated FEES report. Integration into the hospital information system (HIS) is also possible.


Infection control and the proper cleaning of your endoscopes is crucial to prevent any cross contamination between patients. PatCom endoscopes can be manually cleaned via high level
disinfectant by full submersion or insertion portion submersion. Thorough and accurate manual cleaning is the recommended method of cleaning as it is the gentlest cleaning process for the equipment. Our endoscopes are validated for use with Cidex OPA and Revital Ox Resert. Please contact your PatCom representative for additional questions regarding cleaning solutions.

Training And Education

Representatives of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group (SIG) 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) developed a tutorial on best practice guidelines for FEES. In this tutorial, they suggest 6 steps to obtain FEES competency.

  1. Attend and complete an ASHA CE Approved External FEES Course or Internal Facility Mentored Training
  2. Take and Complete an Exam Based on the Content of the Course
  3. Passing and Handling Scope: Healthy Volunteers
  4. Passing the Scope and Performing a FEES Exam: Patients
  5. Mentor Assessment
  6. Indirect Supervision: Final Step
With these recommended steps in mind, PatCom Medical Inc. collaborates with the world leaders in FEES education to assist you with training and competency. Link for the article:   Langmore, Susan E et al. “Tutorial on Clinical Practice for Use of the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Procedure With Adult Populations: Part 1.” American journal of speech-language pathology vol. 31,1 (2022): 163-187. doi:10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00348

The Service

  • 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 Stroboscopy 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. 

There is a chance that you have existing stroboscopy 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.

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701 Ellicott St. Unit B2-245,
Buffalo, NY 14203

Canadian Office

10 Four Seasons Pl,
Etobicoke, ON, M9B 6H7

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