GERD and related acid reflux symptoms can be painful and lead to further complications if not addressed in a timely manner. But before you begin treating GERD, it’s important to narrow down an accurate diagnosis. In this article, we are going to discuss the Bravo acid reflux testing procedure.
The Bravo Test
The Bravo test is a simple and effective method for diagnosing your GERD acid reflux symptoms. The test itself involves placing a tiny pH capsule to the esophageal wall. During the testing period, the Bravo capsule measures pH in the esophagus and sends the information to a recorder worn on your belt. You will be given local anesthesia and your GI physician will insert the Bravo capsule into your esophagus with a delivery device.
Once the initial procedure is complete, you will be able to go about your daily routine as normal. Upon completion of the testing period, you will return the recording device to your physician, who will then read and analyze the results. This will help your doctor diagnose the extent of your condition and offer treatment recommendations.
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Minnesota Gastroenterology Clinic
If you are experiencing acid reflux and other symptoms of GERD, the Bravo test may be a good diagnostic method for you. Contact a GI doctor to see if you are a good candidate. With over twenty years in practice, and more than 40,000 advanced GI procedures performed throughout his career, Dr. Ahsan Bhatti is one of the most experienced and skilled gastroenterologists in Minnesota. At Bhatti GI, we make it a point to provide compassionate, individualized care to each and every one of our patients. If you need to schedule a colonoscopy, or you’re experiencing gastrointestinal pain, contact Dr. Bhatti for a full diagnosis. Reach out to us today to set up your appointment with Dr. Bhatti at our Edina or Chaska clinic locations.