Bravo is a simple way to evaluate your gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.
After administering a local anesthesia, your physician will place a Bravo reflux capsule into your esophagus using a delivery device. The test involves a miniature pH capsule, approximately the size of a gel cap, which is temporarily attached to the wall of your esophagus. Throughout the test period, the Bravo reflux capsule will measure the pH in your esophagus and transmit this information to the Bravo reflux recorder, worn on your belt or waistband just like a mobile phone. Once the Bravo reflux capsule has been placed and you have been instructed how to use the bravo reflux recorder, you can leave your physicians office and go about your normal activities. Once the test has been completed, you will need to return the recorder according to your physician’s office’s instructions so that your test data can be downloaded for analysis. The information will be analyzed by your physician to diagnose your condition.
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