Pediatric Specialties — Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Definitions

BRAVO Ph monitoring system - This measures acidity in the digestive tract and replaces a previous less sensitive, less comfortable technology

Capsule endoscopy - This diagnostic test involves a tiny capsule the size of a pill that is swallowed and takes pictures of the entire small intestine over an 8 hour period.

Colonoscopy - Permits a visual examination of the colon.

Control of intestinal bleeding - Done endoscopically using state of the art modalities like heater probes, clips, argon coagulation.

Evaluation for gastro esophageal reflux (GERD) - Clinically and using 24 – 48 hour reflux monitoring.

Impedance studies - Test to determine if contents from the stomach are coming up into the esophagus.

Intestinal motility studies - Measures how well the esophagus is doing its job.

Lactose breath test - Can help determine whether the patient is lactose intolerant.

Placement of gastrostomy tubes - Feeding tube placed in the stomach, also known as a g-tube.

Removal of intestinal polyps - Performed endoscopically.

Upper endoscopy - Procedure using a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper GI tract.