Patient Education

Welcome to our Patient Education page!

Our team of specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your digestive system. Please use the search field on the right to browse our website. You'll find a wide array of information about our office, your digestive health, and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact our office.

PROCEDURE PREP

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY 

 

What is Capsule Endoscopy 

 

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Capsule Endoscopy Video

 

TIF PROCEDURE

What is TIF Procedure

TIF Procedure

An Effective Solution for Chronic Acid Reflux

The transoral incisionless fundoplication is a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is performed in the outpatient setting. The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions. This procedure delivers patient outcomes similar to those provided by conventional ARS procedures, but is less invasive, has fewer adverse effects, and does not limit future treatment options.

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BRAVO ESOPHAGEAL PH STUDY

 

Understanding BRAVO PH 

 

How does the Bravo esophageal pH test work?

A small capsule, about the size of a gel cap, is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus during an upper endoscopy. The capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings by radio telecommunications to a receiver (about the size of a pager) worn on your belt or waistband. The receiver has several buttons on it that you will press to record symptoms of GERD such as heartburn (the nurse will tell you what symptoms to record). You will be asked to maintain a diary to record certain events such as when you start and stop eating and drinking, when you lie down, and when you get back up. This will be explained by the nurse.

Bravo pH video prep

From the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

For Patients: Questions to Ask about a High-Quality Colonoscopy

Watch this video: http://www.gastro.org/news_items/2015/12/15/for-patients-questions-to-ask-about-a-high-quality-colonoscopy

Gastroenterologist - Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley, North Valley GI Consultants, and Valencia Office
1156 Swallow Lane Simi Valley, CA 93065  P: (805) 526-6016   F: (805) 791-3992
10515 Balboa Blvd. Suite 380 Granada Hills, CA 91344 P: (818) 363-7120   F: (818) 832-4420
23823 Valencia Blvd #210 Valencia, CA 91355 P: (661)-206-1800

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