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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is an in office test that allows video examination of GI tract. A miniature camera pill passes through your digestive system over the course of eight hours. The pill transmits images wirelessly to a portable recorder worn on your belt; focusing primarily on the 20 or so feet of small bowel that can’t be easily reached by either an upper GI endoscope or a colonoscope.

This test is used to evaluate for:

  • Gastrointestinal blood loss
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Celiac disease
  • Abnormal imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Evaluation of Crohn’s disease
  • Intestinal pre-cancerous polyps

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