Double Balloon Endoscopy

Double Balloon Endoscopy is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the small intestine by slowly advancing a flexible endoscope with a tube on it (about the thickness of your finger) throughout the small bowel.

The endoscope may be inserted orally or rectally to give the physician the best access to the intestine.
Until recently, it was difficult for doctors to examine the small intestine. A new type of enteroscope created by Fujinon Inc. called the Double Balloon Enteroscope means that it is now possible to examine much further into the small bowel and in some cases offer treatment.

Why is a Double Balloon Endoscopy done?
Arriving at the Hospital
Current Medications/Allergies
What to Expect
What if the Exam Shows Something Abnormal?
After the Examination
Possible Complications