Bravo Capsule

During an EGD, a small capsule may be temporarily affixed to the lining of the lower esophagus where is stays in place for the next 48hours to wirelessly transmit the pH (level of acidity) of the lower esophagus to a recording device that is worn on the outside of the body. The recording device is returned to our office to upload the data onto a computer to be analyzed. The BRAVO capsule detaches from the lower esophagus and passes through the GI tract and into the toilet. BRAVO capsule is used to quantitate the severity of GERD.