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Balloon endoscopy is a procedure to view the small intestine and the digestive track. There are two types of balloon endoscopy, single balloon and double balloon. Balloon endoscopy requires approximately one to three hours for the procedure. Balloon endoscopy is used to treat of diseases of the

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Terms related to Balloon Endoscopy:

  • Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Double Balloon Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy, Balloon
  • Enteroscopy, Balloon
  • Single Balloon Endoscopy
  • Small Bowel Endoscopy
  • Small Intestinal Endoscopy