Double Balloon Endoscopy


Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) is a new endoscopic technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel.

DBE was originally developed in Japan in 2001 and is now performed by many gastroenterologists throughout the world.

DBE is a complimentary technique to small bowel capsule endoscopy. Often abnormalities found at capsule endoscopy are investigated by DBE since DBE can take biopsies or perform treatment which capsule endoscopy cannot do.

DBE and capsule endoscopy in combination are two of the most powerful, non-invasive and easy ways to investigate the small bowel. Both tests are associated with minimal discomfort and a very low complication rate.

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Dr Jacques Badenhorst is a specialist gastroenterologist who practises from Suite 1409 at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital on Cape Town's Foreshore, on the corner of DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain.



Address: 1409, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr D.F. Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: +27 (0)21 023 0723

Fax: +27 021 556 0220