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Capsule Endoscopy

What is a Capsule Endoscopy?

A procedure that lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three protions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum).  Your doctor will use a pill sized video capsule (which has its own lens and light source) that will view the images on a video monitor.  You might hear your doctor or other medical staff refer to capsule endoscopy as small bowel endoscopy, capsule entereoscopy, or wireless endoscopy.  These images are transmitted to a Data Recorder wich saves them.  The Data Recorder is worn around your waist (size of a walkman).  Approximately 8 hours after, you will return to our office and get the recorder removed.  The capsule is disposable and will naturally excrete within your bowel movement.