The Bravo™ pH Monitoring System is a catheter-free way to measure pH. The Bravo system involves a pH capsule, about the size of a gel cap, that is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus. The Bravo™ pH Capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings via radio telemetry to the Bravo™ Receiver worn on the patient’s belt or waistband. The patient also records symptoms he or she experiences in a diary by pressing buttons on the receiver. The Bravo pH capsule collects pH measurements for up to 48 hours. After the study, data from the receiver is uploaded to a computer and diary information is entered for analysis to aid in the diagnosis and plan treatment. Normal patient activities such as swallowing, eating, and drinking should cause the disposable pH capsule to detach and pass through the digestive tract in 5-7 days on average.
Those seeking Bravo pH Monitoring to measure the frequency of acid reflux and get on track to more comfortable living have access to this testing system at our Hillsborough office and surgical center. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.
At DHC, our team of physicians wants you to be able to live your happiest and most comfortable life, free of digestive symptoms that cause discomfort or pain. Bravo pH Monitoring is ideal for cases where reflux is difficult to diagnose – this monitoring method helps our physicians determine a specific diagnosis and create a care plan tailored to you. We are proud to help patients identify the cause of their symptoms and help them find relief at our three office locations in New Jersey.