Single-operator method for double-balloon endoscopy: a pilot study

Endoscopy. 2008 Nov;40(11):936-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1077545. Epub 2008 Sep 25.


Double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) is a new technique that allows diagnosis and treatment throughout the entire small intestine. We have recently developed a method that allows a single operator to perform DBE, by employing "grip and pinch" and "hold (or 'keep') and slide" techniques. This one-person method obviates the need for two operators who must cooperate closely.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pilot Projects