Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule that is swallowed in the office . As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder which is worn as a belt around the waist.

Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside of the small intestine — an area that isn’t easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures.