Capsule endoscopy uses a pill-sized camera to visually examine the midsection of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes portions of the small intestine
A capsule endoscopy is a procedure that involves swallowing a small capsule, which is the size of a large vitamin pill. Inside the capsule is a tiny wireless camera that takes pictures as it passes through the small intestine. Images are transmitted to a recording device worn on a belt around your waist. This recording device saves the pictures for a specialist to look at and interpret at a later time. A capsule endoscopy may require taking a laxative before the procedure. You will also have fasting instructions for the day before and/or the day of the procedure, depending on whether you have a morning or afternoon appointment.