The Bravo pH capsule is a catheter-free test that measures pH levels in your esophagus. These measurements allow your doctor to evaluate your heartburn and acid reflux symptoms and plan the best treatment for your diagnosis.
Your gastroenterologist from the Digestive Health Center will temporarily attach the capsule to the wall of your esophagus.
The capsule is very small – about the size of a gel cap – and usually takes a few minutes to place.
Once the capsule is in position, suction is applied, and a small amount of esophageal tissue is drawn into the capsule, locking it in place.
The capsule takes Bravo Receiver continuous pH measurements of your esophagus for up to 48 hours and transmits that information wirelessly to a small receiver you wear on your waistband.
After the study, information from the receiver is uploaded to a computer for analysis.
At the Digestive Health Center in Reno, NV, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services including esophageal pH testing, conducted by our expert gastroenterologists, including Dr. William Pfau and Dr. Sumodh Halathil.
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation, or chest pain, an esophageal pH test by way of Bravo pH capsule can provide valuable insights into your esophageal health. This test helps our GI doctors accurately diagnose conditions like acid reflux disease and determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs.
Contact us today to learn more about esophageal pH testing at Digestive Health Center now.