Capsule endoscopy at Ideal Body Institute may be right for you.
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a video to be taken of the GI tract with a pill that contains a miniaturized camera, which passes through your digestive system over eight hours. The pill transmits images wirelessly at a rate of two frames per second to a portable computer worn on your belt. The procedure focuses primarily on the approximately 20 feet of small bowel that can’t be easily reached by either an endoscope or colonoscope.
What is capsule endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy is a simple, safe, non-invasive, reliable technique that allows a complete exploration of the small intestine. This type of endoscopy is an excellent tool for helping the physician to evaluate the small intestine. It can be used to find ulcers, polyps, sources of bleeding, and Crohn’s disease..
Am I a good candidate for capsule endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy helps your doctor evaluate your small intestine. This part of the bowel cannot be reached by traditional upper endoscopy or by colonoscopy. The most common reason for doing capsule endoscopy is to search for the cause of bleeding from the small intestine. It may also be useful for detecting polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease), ulcers, and tumors of the small intestine.
How is capsule endoscopy performed?
Capsule endoscopy is usually performed first thing in the morning, after an entire night of fasting. Upon arriving at our clinic, our medical assistant will have you sign an informed consent for the procedure. Next, a series of sticky patches, called a sensory array, will be applied to your abdomen. The video recording device and battery pack are attached to a waist belt worn by you during the procedure.
After swallowing the capsule with water, you will return home. After two hours, you can begin to consume clear liquids; food and medications are permitted four hours after ingesting the capsule. Later the same day, usually around 4:30 pm, you will be instructed to return to our clinic to remove the recording device so the video data can be downloaded to a computer. The capsule should pass within 48 hours and does not need to be retrieved.
Why choose Ideal Body Institute for capsule endoscopy in Atlanta?
- Ideal Body Institute (formerly called Atlanta SurgiCare), is a luxury private surgical center
- We offer excellent patient care and advanced testing, including capsule endoscopy, at affordable rates
- Fast, same-day services. If you meet the medical criteria, you can get your treatment right away.
- We are a multi-specialty surgery center
- You will have your test at a state-of-the-art private clinic.
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