Capsule endoscopy uses a capsule with a tiny camera inside to take pictures of the digestive tract. The capsule is swallowed like a pill and provides images of the patient’s digestive tract for the physician. These pictures are sent to a recorder outside the body. The capsule is expelled with the stool within a few days and most patients do not even notice it.
Why would I have a Capsule Endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy is mostly used to check for problems within the small bowel (intestine). These problems include bleeding and tumors. The test can also help diagnose Crohn’s disease, a condition that causes inflammation, sores, and narrowing of the bowel.
The test is done in our office.