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Double Balloon Enteroscopy (ABDE)

Double Balloon Enteroscopy (ADBE)

A double balloon enteroscopy is a non-surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders. An ADBE allows the physician to examine the small bowel directly through the upper gastrointestinal tract using a flexible scope (enteroscope). Both the enteroscope camera and the overtube are fitted with balloons. Once the patient is sedated, the enteroscope and overtube are inserted through the mouth, down the oesophagus and into the small bowel. Small balloons near the tip of the overtube and the enteroscope are inflated and deflated to hold the overtube and enteroscope in position whilst the physician guides the enteroscope further along the small bowel.  

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A double balloon enteroscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders.

Yes, you will receive anaesthetic for your ADBE procedure.

Download the ABDE fact sheet for information regarding ABDE preparation; how it’s performed and more.