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PILL SIZED VIDEO CAMERA
Also known as “Capsule Endoscopy” lets Dr. Schub examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum). Schedule an appointment today to get started.
HOW IT WORKS
Dr. Schub will give you a pill-sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine as it passes through.
These pictures are sent to a small recording device that you wear on your body.
At the completion of the study, the data recorder is returned to our office.
The disposable capsule will pass naturally with a bowel movement.
Dr. Schub will be able to view these pictures and review the results with you at a follow-up office visit.
WIRELESS PH MONITORING
Wireless intraesophageal pH monitoring is often performed to evaluate the severity of reflux and to determine symptoms such as a cough could be related to acid reflux. Conventional pH monitoring uses a small probe that is inserted through your nostril and positioned near the lower esophagus. Dr. Schub performs newer, wireless pH monitoring utilizing Given Imaging’s Bravo pH Monitoring System. Ambulatory pH testing is considered the gold standard for pH measurement and monitoring of gastric reflux.
For this procedure, a small wireless device is placed in the esophagus during an upper endoscopy. This device measures changes in pH that may occur with acid reflux for 48 hours. It wirelessly transmits this data to a small receiver worn on your belt or waistband. Data can be transmitted approximately 3 feet, which means you can take the receiver off to shower and sleep without interrupting the test. At the end of the study, the data recorder is returned to our office. Several days after the test, the capsule nautrally falls off the wall of the esophagus and passes through your digestive tract.
The Bravo System allows you to perform your normal activities during the pH test, which has the potential to provide a more accurate picture of your acid exposure compared to data collected using catheter-based systems. The data recorded from the study is then analyzed by Dr. Schub to determine if symptoms are caused by reflux. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Columbia office.
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WHO WE ARE
We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Dr. Schub makes it his mission to give his patients individualized and quality care when they step into our office.
The high levels of satisfaction among our patients assures you before, during, and after your visit that you are in the hands of one of the best gastroenterologists in the area.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri : 8:30am – 5:00pm
Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed for Construction
SAT & SUN
We are closed
Dr. Russell Schub
Advanced Endoscopy Center
8875 Centre Park Drive, Suite D
Columbia, MD 21045