Orlando Physicians Conduct Video Capsule Endoscopy

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Visit an Orlando Doctor for Video Capsule Endoscopy

This is a type of endoscopy in which a patient swallows a small capsule that contains a tiny camera. As the capsule travels through the gastrointestinal system, the camera records data and sends it to a sensor attached to a belt worn by the patient. In a day or so, the camera and capsule are expelled from the body in a bowel movement.

While a traditional endoscope contains small instruments that can treat symptoms and scrape tissue for biopsy, capsule endoscopy can only collect and send data.

Conditions that capsule endoscopy can identify

At Orlando Gastroenterology, physicians use this diagnostic technology to identify sources of bleeding; diagnose digestive tract polyps and tumors; and identify inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and other illnesses and conditions.

Preparing for capsule endoscopy

Preparing for capsule endoscopy is similar to preparing for traditional endoscopy. Healthcare staff instruct patients to fast overnight, take laxatives, and postpone taking regular medications.

The procedure itself involves being fitted with a belt that holds a sensor and swallowing a capsule that contains the data recording device.

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Visit an Orlando Doctor for Video Capsule Endoscopy

This is a type of endoscopy in which a patient swallows a small capsule that contains a tiny camera. As the capsule travels through the gastrointestinal system, the camera records data and sends it to a sensor attached to a belt worn by the patient. In a day or so, the camera and capsule are expelled from the body in a bowel movement.

While a traditional endoscope contains small instruments that can treat symptoms and scrape tissue for biopsy, capsule endoscopy can only collect and send data.

Conditions that capsule endoscopy can identify

At Orlando Gastroenterology, physicians use this diagnostic technology to identify sources of bleeding; diagnose digestive tract polyps and tumors; and identify inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and other illnesses and conditions.

Preparing for capsule endoscopy

Preparing for capsule endoscopy is similar to preparing for traditional endoscopy. Healthcare staff instruct patients to fast overnight, take laxatives, and postpone taking regular medications.

The procedure itself involves being fitted with a belt that holds a sensor and swallowing a capsule that contains the data recording device.

Make an Appointment

Name

Date of Birth:

Phone Number

Requested Date of Appointment

Time Requested

Additional Information