What is single-balloon enteroscopy?

Also known as: balloon assisted enteroscopy, single-balloon endoscopy.

Enteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the intestines using an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a light and a camera on the end. With single-balloon enteroscopy, a second tube placed over the first one has a balloon that widens the intestines, allowing the endoscope to advance further into the intestines.

Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD

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