Brooklyn Gastroenterology And Endoscopy Launches Use Of The Bravo pH Capsule, A New Technology That Eliminates The Need For Catheters In Heartburn And Gerd Testing
Brooklyn Gastroenterology & Endoscopy is proud to introduce the new BRAVO pH Capsule as an alternative to traditional methods of measuring pH levels in the esophagus. Before the arrival of the BRAVO pH Capsule, esophageal pH levels were measured using a catheter inserted through the mouth or nose and attached to the esophageal lining. The obvious problem with this approach is the discomfort associated with having a catheter protruding from your nose or mouth for the duration of the test – 24 to 48 hours.
Through implementation of this technology, Brooklyn Gastroenterology & Endoscopy aims to alleviate the nasal discomfort and embarrassment that can be a part of traditional pH testing, allowing patients to maintain their normal diet and schedule for the duration of the test without feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable.
The BRAVO pH Capsule system works by attaching the pH monitoring capsule to the lining of the patient’s esophagus using suction, eliminating the need for a catheter to keep it in place. The capsule collects pH measurements for up to two days, after which it naturally detaches from the esophagus and is passed through the digestive tract. The data measured by the capsule is collected by a receiver worn by the patient then analyzed by the doctor.
“The BRAVO Capsule is a perfect example of new technology that I use on a daily basis. This is a pH (acidity) monitoring device that is painless and wireless,” says Dr. Baradarian, physician at Brooklyn Gastroenterology & Endoscopy and director of the Gastroenterology Division at Beth Israel Medical Center.
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