Flexible nasendoscopy (FNE) and transnasal oesophagoscopy (TNO) allow detailed visualisation and objective assessment of the pharynx, larynx and upper oesophagus. Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) allows visualization of the swallow mechanism and can assess sensation and secretion management.
The teams offer a multidisciplinary approach to deal with complex voice, throat and swallowing disorders. This streamlines the patient pathway and improves quality of care.
How to refer
Referrals can be posted to:
ENT Outpatient Department
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
or sent via secure fax line: 0121 424 0560
More information is available on the Heart of England NHS FT Speech & Language Therapy web page.