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Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Camera) is a non-invasive procedure that provides diagnostic imaging of parts of the bowel that cannot be reached by traditional upper endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Capsule (Pillcam) Endoscopy Procedure
A small, pill sized video camera is swallowed, recording vision of your small intestine as it passes through. These images are sent to a small recording device worn on the body, then downloaded to a computer to be analysed and reported by the specialist gastroenterologist.
The procedure is very safe, non-invasive and complications are very rare when a specialist gastroenterologist performs the test.
Conditions Diagnosed with Capsule Endoscopy
Generally used to investigate:
- Gastro-intestinal bleeding
- Iron-deficiency anaemia
- Abdominal pain
- Also useful for detecting:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Tumours of the small intestine
Capsule Endoscopy Preparation
If attending Direct Endoscopy for Capsule Endoscopy, please click on the link below and carefully read the preparation information.