Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure where a capsule, which has a camera and a battery in it, is swallowed by the patient and used to take multiple pictures of the small intestine. As many as 60,000 pictures are transmitted which, when put together, essentially make a video of your small intestine. A small bowel capsule endoscopy is usually performed to diagnose the cause of unexplained bleeding or anemia. It may be used to look at the small bowel to further evaluate an abnormal x-ray, diarrhea or abdominal pain.