Exploring Your Digestive System

Capsule endoscopy offers a way to see the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by swallowing a small capsule with a camera inside. Traveling through your digestive system, it captures images of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.

It is a non-invasive procedure without the discomfort of a traditional scope.

a rendering of the organs seen during a capsule endoscopy

Detect the reason for your digestive system problems.

You are in good hands with our experienced gastroenterologists.

Why Would You Need A Capsule Endoscopy?

A capsule endoscopy shows inside the small intestine, an area that is difficult to reach with other endoscopy procedures.

You may need a capsule endoscopy if you have a diagnosis or signs of:

How to Prep

For Your Capsule Endoscopy

  1. We will provide you with specific instructions before your exam.
  2. For the clearest pictures, you will stop eating and drinking at least 12 hours before the procedure. We also may request that you stop taking certain medications and be required to take a laxative before your capsule endoscopy.
  3. Our staff is happy to assist you with any concerns or questions.

We are here for you.

What to Expect

The Day of Your Capsule Endoscopy

  1. When you arrive, we will make sure you feel comfortable and respected.
  2. You will be connected to a recorder and then swallow the camera capsule with water. Once you ingest it, you shouldn’t be able to feel it. Then, you can go about your day with few limitations. We will give you a protocol for when and what you can eat and drink.
  3. The capsule endoscopy procedure concludes after eight hours or when you notice the camera capsule in the toilet following a bowel movement.

Capsule Endoscopy is a non-invasive procedure without the discomfort.

Getting Your Results

The camera captures thousands of color photos during its journey through your digestive tract. These images are compiled into a video that we will review to identify any abnormalities.

Typically, we will share the results with you at a follow-up visit or via phone call a few days to a week after the exam.

Additional screenings, procedures, or treatment plans may be necessary, depending on the results.

What type of visit do you need?

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