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Bravo pH Monitoring System

Bravo pH Monitoring System

KMC Gastroenterology

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The Bravo pH Monitoring System is used to investigate and document the pH levels in the esophagus over 24-48 hours in patients with acid reflux type symptoms. This test is performed at the hospital in the GI department. During Upper Endoscopy (EGD), the doctor places a small pH capsule at the base of the esophagus. Please see Upper Endoscopy (EGD) instructions for more information. You will carry a receiver on your waistband. This receiver gathers data of the pH levels in your esophagus during testing. You will be asked to keep a diary log of your symptoms and activities during the 24-48 hours of testing. Since you will be sedated for placement of the capsule, you will need someone to drive you home. You will be sent home after a short recovery time at the hospital. You should resume normal activities as tolerated during the next 24-48 hours. At the end of 24-48 hours, you will be asked to return the receiver and your diary log to the nurses at the hospital at your designated time. No driver is necessary for this visit. The test data will be uploaded to a computer. A report will be printed and sent to the ordering physician for interpretation. The capsule will naturally fall off the wall of your esophagus and pass through your system. You should not have an MRI within 30 days of this test. Patients with pacemakers, implantable defibrillators or neurostimulators should not have a Bravo pH test. Please ask your doctor or nurse if you have any questions.

Preparation for Bravo pH Monitoring System

Your stomach must be empty for the procedure to be thorough and safe, so you will not be able to eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours beforehand. You may be asked to stop certain medications for several days prior to your test. Your doctor or nurse will be able to let you know if medications will need to be held. Also, you must arrange for someone to take you home – you will not be allowed to drive until the next day due to the sedatives. Your physician may give you other special instructions.

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KMC Dermatology

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2200 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606

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