Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring

NICE interventional procedures guidance [IPG187] Published date:

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring.

  • Description

    A procedure of placing a wireless capsule in the gullet sending data to an external monitor that checks the level of acid which can cause symptoms of heartburn and acid regurgitation. 

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    G16.3 Diagnostic fibreoptic insertion of Bravo pH capsule into oesophagus

    Excludes: When associated with general fibreoptic examination of upper gastrointestinal tract (G45.3)

    or

    G19.2 Diagnostic endoscopic insertion of Bravo pH capsule using rigid oesophagoscope

    Excludes: When associated with general fibreoptic examination of upper gastrointestinal tract (G45.3)

    or

     G45.3 Fibreoptic endoscopic insertion of Bravo pH capsule into upper gastrointestinal tract

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