Capsule Endoscopy

What is it?

Capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to examine the entire length of your digestive tract using a tiny, wireless camera housed inside a pill-sized capsule. Unlike traditional endoscopy, which requires the insertion of a long, flexible tube, this technology offers a painless and convenient way to diagnose various digestive disorders.

Reasons for Capsule Endoscopy:





While generally safe, capsule endoscopy carries a slight risk of the capsule getting stuck in your digestive tract, particularly if you have:

If the capsule becomes stuck, you may experience abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or other symptoms. In such cases, immediate medical attention is necessary for possible surgical removal of the capsule.

Additional Considerations:


Capsule endoscopy offers a safe, convenient, and effective way to diagnose various digestive disorders. By providing a comprehensive view of your entire digestive tract, it allows your doctor to make accurate diagnoses and develop appropriate treatment plans.
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