Motility studies use various means to examine the muscles, mucous lining and physiology used by the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during the different phases of swallowing and digestion.
The following motility studies are performed by Rex's endoscopy department:
- 24 hour ambulatory pH monitoring study
- 24 hour ambulatory pH with esophageal impedance monitoring study
- Anorectal manometry
- Hydrogen breath testing
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy (M2A)
If you are scheduled for one of the procedures, please remember the following:
- Arrive one hour prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for registration.
- Do not to eat or drink anything the morning of your procedure.
- Bring a completed personal health history form with you the day of the procedure. If your physician has not given you one, request one at the time of registration or print a copy from the link above.
- Bring your insurance card and driver's license, but please leave all other valuables at home.
- After registration, a member of the endoscopy staff will locate you in the waiting room and escort you to the endoscopy.
- Please inform your doctor now if you have an internal defibrillator, pacemaker or are on any blood-thinning medications or therapies, including herbs and aspirin.
- Be prepared to inform your health care team of all your medications, allergies and health history information.
- Your doctor may instruct you regarding medications you can take the morning of your test or procedure.
- Follow your doctor's instructions for taking insulin if you are diabetic.
Learn more about procedure-specific instructions.