Capsule Endoscopy

Innovative Capsule Endoscopy by GastroEnterology Center Specialists

While an EGD can view the first 3 feet of the digestive system, and a colonoscopy the last 5 to 6 feet, there still remains about 12 to 20 feet of small intestine we can’t see easily. Highly trained specialists at The GastroEnterology Center offer an innovative solution, called capsule endoscopy. The capsule is a miniaturized camera in a pill form, which snaps about 50,000 pictures as it takes an 8-hour trip through the digestive tract.

State-of-the-Art Procedure Diagnoses Unreachable Parts of Small Bowel

Capsule endoscopy allows our gastroenterologists to view otherwise unreachable areas of the small bowel to diagnose:

  • Bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyps
  • Tumors

While capsule endoscopy cannot take biopsies and does not replace EGD and colonoscopy for more detailed images of the stomach or colon, it can be a useful and important diagnostic tool for many of our gastroenterology patients.

More Information

Capsule Endoscopy Consent Capsule Endoscopy Consent (303 KB)

During Capsule Endoscopy Instructions During Capsule Endoscopy Instructions (384 KB)

Patient Responsibilities Acknowledgement Patient Responsibilities Acknowledgement (119 KB)

Post-Capsule Endoscopy Instructions Post-Capsule Endoscopy Instructions (348 KB)

Pre-Capsule Ingestion Instructions Pre-Capsule Ingestion Instructions (1284 KB)

Digestive Health Tips From Our Staff

Heartburn: If you are experiencing heartburn, “do not discount the need for an upper GI endoscopy to rule out abnormal pathology.”

 

Utilizing advanced techniques and modern treatment plans, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and surgical suites helps support our patients’ road to recovery.