PillCam™ Capsule Endoscopy​

Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside your small intestine, an area of your gastrointestinal tract (GI) not reached with conventional endoscopy.

The procedure uses a tiny wireless camera that sits inside a small capsule that you swallow.  As the capsule moves through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of images that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist or over your shoulder.

Following the procedure, the video taken from the capsule will be reviewed.

The procedure does not require sedation and is usually started in your clinician’s rooms at Intus.

A capsule endoscopy is performed to investigate conditions such as:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic blood loss (iron deficiency anaemia)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Small Bowel tumours

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