Capsule endoscopy is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate and detect abnormalities of the small bowel.  This procedure involves the patient swallowing a disposable, vitamin-size capsule with an embedded camera.  The camera automatically takes pictures as it moves through the GI tract, which is transmitted to a portable recorder worn by the patient.  After an appropriate number of hours, the images are then downloaded by the physician for review and interpretation.  In the course of a few days,
the disposable capsule is expelled from the patient's 

Capsule endoscopy can be used to evaluate conditions
such as:
  • obscure GI bleeding
  • suspected Crohn's disease
  • surveillence of patient's with polypsis syndromes
  • suspected intestinal tumors
  • suspected malabsorptive diseases


Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
Capsule Endoscopy
Hemorrhoid Banding
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