Bravo PH Monitoring System
The test involves a miniature PH capsule, approximately the size of a gelcap that is attached to your esophagus. Throughout the test period (24 to 48 hours) the Bravo PH capsule measures the PH in the esophagus and transmits this information to a pager sized receiver worn on your waistband.
You will be given a diary to write down the times when you have reflux symptoms. For example, coughing, heartburn or regurgitation when eating or when lying down.
After the test is completed you return the diary and the Bravo receiver to your provider. The test data is downloaded to a computer and analyzed by your doctor.
Several days after the test, the capsule naturally falls off the wall of the esophagus and passes through your digestive tract.
Your provider will give you written instructions on how to prepare for this test. Please follow these instructions completely and call our office if you have any questions.