The Smartest Pill You’ll Ever Swallow

Until capsule endoscopy came along, the small intestine was always difficult to image and treat without open surgery.

Capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic technology that uses a pill-sized capsule to photograph the inside of the small intestine. The patient swallows the capsule containing one or two miniature video cameras, a light bulb, battery and transmitter.

The capsule travels through the esophagus, stomach and small intestine, taking photographs rapidly. These photographs are transmitted to a small receiver worn by the patient. After approximately 24 hours, the photographs are downloaded to a computer, where they can be reviewed by a qualified member of our team.

It’s important to remember that capsule endoscopy can only help diagnose a problem. If treatment is required, a full endoscopy procedure may be necessary to remove and correct that issue.

In addition to capsule endoscopy, we perform endoscopic and colonoscopic procedures.

Capsule Endoscopy

Related Reading

Warning Signs of Pancreatitis

October 03, 2019

What Do Gallstones Feel Like?

August 29, 2019

How Do You Get H. Pylori?

August 14, 2019