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Capsule Endoscopy

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
  • Diarrhoea
  • Also useful for detecting:
  • Polyps
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcers
  • 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.

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