Motility Diagnostic Procedures
Endoscopy/ Antroduodenal Manometry
Call 415-600-3676 to register by phone within five (5) days of your appointment.
Please Check in 15 minutes before your appointment at:
California Pacific Medical Center
2333 Buchanan St. 5th floor GI Lab
San Francisco, CA 94115
Please bring your insurance card(s).
- Please STOP taking blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs (Aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn, Ibuprofen, etc.). Five (5) days prior to your procedure. If you cannot stop any of these meds then please contact our office(415-600-1138) at least one (1) week prior to the procedure to discuss this with our nurse.
- If you have diabetes and take insulin, do not take your morning dose on the day of the examination. Check your finger-stick glucose before leaving home and notify the nurse of the results upon arrival to the endoscopy suite. Please bring your blood glucose meter and insulin dosing schedule with you to the procedure in case the nurse needs to check your glucose and treat you.
- STOP EATING at least six (6) hours before your procedure.
- STOP DRINKING all fluids at least four (4) hours before your procedure. You may take necessary medication with sips of water.
You MUST bring a driver to arrange transportation home after your procedure. Driving is not permitted for at least 12 hours, due to drowsiness and delayed reflexes from the IV medication. He/She MUST present themselves in person at Ambulatory Surgery. DO NOT have them meet you in the hospital lobby or elsewhere. You should also not conduct any business or sign any legal documents until the next day.
This procedure lasts approximately seven (7) hours(from the time you arrive to the time you leave).
Antroduodenal Motility Description
A delay in gastric emptying can give symptoms of abdominal bloating or a feeling that the stomach is full soon after beginning a meal. In addition, slow gastric emptying may worsen heartburn since the acid remains in the stomach for a longer time.
There are multiple factors, which influence emptying of the stomach. The stomach must contract in order for the contents to pass into the duodenum, the part of the intestines that is immediately after the stomach. The duodenum, in turn, must not be actively contracting at the same time as the stomach or the progression of the contents will be delayed. The pylorus, which allows passage from the stomach to the duodenum, must be open.
In a patient with delayed gastric emptying, measurement of the pressures in the stomach and duodenum will allow more specific treatment. If the patient has too few contractions in the stomach, there are medicines that can stimulate coordinated contractions in the stomach. If, there are uncoordinated contractions or diminished contractions in the duodenum, there will be different medicines, which can help these patients.
How is antroduodenal motility testing performed?
Part One: An upper endoscopy must be performed to place a guide wire in the farthest point of the duodenum. You will receive conscious sedation for the upper endoscopy. During the endoscopy a motility tube will be placed through your mouth, so that the end of the tube reaches the stomach and duodenum. Once the endoscopy is completed and the tube secured in place with tape, you will be moved to a different room where, the antroduodenal motility tube will be attached to a computer to measure contractions in your stomach and small intestine.
Part Two: Your baseline contractions will be recorded for three (3) hours. After the three (3) hours, the nurse will give you medication to stimulate muscle contractions in your stomach, then half an hour after that, the nurse will give you medication(s) to stimulate your duodenum. The response to these medications will determine proper treatment for you.
Center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility
California Pacific Medical Center.
Center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility in San Francisco features some of the top-rated gastrointestinal (GI) disease doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin county and Northern California. Providing personalized patient care using the most successful motility diagnosis and treatment available is what we do best.
- Request a Motility information packet.