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If you suffer with the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) such as acid reflux/heartburn or esophagitis, we may recommend a 48-hour pH monitoring test using the latest Bravo® pH capsule. We attach a capsule the size of a vitamin gel cap temporarily to the wall of the esophagus during upper endoscopy. The capsule measures pH levels and transmits readings to a receiver on your belt or waistband. This test measures gastroesophageal acid levels (pH) in the evaluation of GERD.

When the lower esophageal sphincter, located where the esophagus meets the stomach, does not close tightly, food particles, stomach acid and other digestive juices can splash back up into the esophagus. Untreated reflux can cause permanent damage to the esophagus.

As an ambulatory, catheter-free system for esophageal pH monitoring, the Bravo system provides an alternative to traditional pH monitoring systems that require a nasoesophageal catheter (a tube inserted through the nose into the esophagus). By allowing patients to maintain their regular diet and activities, the Bravo system test is more comfortable and convenient for patients and provides more clinical information for our physicians.

The esophageal pH test measures and records the pH in the esophagus to determine if the patient has GERD, and how much stomach acid the reflux contains. The test can also determine the effectiveness of medications or surgical treatment for GERD.


Discover leading-edge procedures at Digestive Disease Care. Call 516-437-9000 in Nassau County or 718-480-6000 in Queens. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our pH monitoring patients come to us from New Hyde Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica and Jackson Heights.

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