Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy enables your doctor to examine the three portions (duodenum, jejunum, ileum) of your small intestine.  Your doctor will use a vitamin-pill sized video capsule as an endoscope, which has its own camera and light source.  While the video capsule travels through your body, images are sent to a data recorder you will wear on a waist belt.  Most patients consider the test comfortable.  Afterward your doctor will view the images on a video monitor.