What is the Bravo pH monitoring system?

The Bravo system is a pH test to help your doctor determine if you have acid reflux. A pH test measures the degree of acidity or alkalinity in your oesophagus. The test period usually lasts 24 to 48 hours, and measures acidity in two ways:

Bravo system consists of a capsule, approximately the size of a gel cap that is temporarily attached to the wall of your oesophagus. The capsule measures pH levels in the oesophagus and transmits this information wirelessly to a portable receiver that the patient can wear on your waistband.

What should I expect during a Bravo test?

Please note: The capsule contains a tiny magnet, and you should not undergo an MRI study within 30 days of using the Bravo system.

What should I expect after the Bravo test?

What are the possible complications of Bravo?

Rare complications from using the Bravo pH Monitoring System include the following events: