Capsule Endoscopy for Small Intestine Screening
Capsule Endoscopy Services for the San Antonio, TX Area
A capsule endoscopy is a procedure that involves the patient swallowing a pill-shaped capsule that contains a lighted camera. Over a period of eight hours, the camera travels naturally through the patient’s digestive tract and transmits data to a data recorder, placed at the patient’s waist. The camera transmits video of the intestine used to detect inflammation, bleeding, ulcers, or abnormal growths. It can also be used to detect the presence of growths that could be colon cancer. For more information about this procedure, give us a call today.