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Pharyngeal PH Study

Pharyngeal PH Study

KMC Gastroenterology

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Pharyngeal pH study is a minimally invasive in-office procedure to test the levels of pH in the upper esophagus. The purpose of this exam is to determine if gastroesophageal reflux disease is the cause of a patient’s symptoms.

A small catheter is passed through the nasal passage into the oropharynx. It is secured in place with a Tegaderm dressing and connected to a small data recorder, which records the pH data over a 24-hour period. Once the patient returns, the catheter is removed and the pH information is downloaded with special software to a computer. This information is then graphed and calculated. Reports are often available within a few days.

Preparation includes discontinuing proton pump inhibitors for 7-10 days. The patient should arrive for testing while fasting the morning of the procedure.

To schedule, please call the nursing staff at:

Kansas Medical Clinic, P.A.
2200 S.W. 6th St
Topeka, KS 66606
785-354-8518

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KMC Dermatology

844-562-3376
Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Legends, Shawnee, Leawood

KMC Gastroenterology

785-354-8518
2200 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606

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