What is a Double Balloon Endoscopy?
A double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a technique that allows your gastroenterologist to see areas of your digestive tract that are outside the reach of traditional endoscopes. Using a push-and-pull method in which two balloons are inflated and deflated, the intestines seem “shortened” because they can fold as the scope advances through the small intestine.
Who Needs a Double Balloon Endoscopy?
DBE is most often used to examine patients with a surgically altered digestive system, such as gastric bypass, Billroth II gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y anastomosis during liver transplantation.