What is Capsule Endoscopy?
This is a wonder of modern science that has been safely used in more than 1 million people in the USA and now it is here in the UK. It is CE marked. You swallow an ingestible capsule about the size of a large vitamin pill. It is equipped with minature colour video cameras (at each end), a battery and an LED light source. It measures 11.6mm x 31.5mm. A high-resolution camera, which takes more than 20 frames per second, is located within the pill structure.
The benefits to you are:
- No anaesthetic
- No needles
- No risk of infection
- No endoscope tube down your throat
- You have been screened for small bowel problem