Impedance Manometry

BMI Surgical Institute Atlanta

What Exactly is What is Impedance Manometry and a Bravo pH Study?

how is the bravo ph test done

How Is the Bravo pH Test Performed?

Your doctor will place a capsule on the wall of the esophagus.  

The Bravo pH Capsule (Medtronics, Minneapolis, MN) measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits continuous esophageal pH readings to a receiver worn on the patient’s belt or waistband.

Symptoms that the patient experiences are recorded in a diary and/or by pressing buttons on the receiver unit.

Generally, 48 hours of pH data are measured with this probe.

The capsule eventually detaches and passes through the digestive tract in 5 to 7 days.

Esophageal manometry

Esophageal manometry measures muscle contractions in your esophagus. The doctor may order this procedure if you’re thinking about anti-reflux surgery.

EMS is performed using electronic, pressure-sensitive transducers located within the catheter, or water-perfused catheters with lateral side holes attached to transducers outside the body.

Traditionally, the water perfused catheter has largely been replaced by high resolution motility (HRM).

Esophageal pH and impedance monitoring

The most accurate procedure to detect acid reflux is esophageal pH & impedance monitoring!


Acid Reflux Treatment Options in Atlanta

What is GERD?

Non Surgical Options For Reflux

pH Study Impedance Manometry


WATS 3D Biopsy

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication


Laparoscopic Fundoplication & Hiatal Hernia Repair

Esophageal Treatments & Conditions

POEM Surgery

LINX Procedure