To schedule a consultation with Dr. Motola please call 212-227-3688 or book online with Zocdoc.
A video capsule endoscopy is a capsule sized device containing a wireless video camera, a light source, a battery, and a radio transmitter. The capsule is swallowed and it takes pictures over a period of 8 hours as it passes through the digestive tract. This tools is best used to to evaluate the small intestine which cannot be reached by an Upper endoscopy or Colonoscopy. As the capsule travels through the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine, it takes twenty pictures every 10 seconds.
Video capsule endoscopy is used for diagnosing causes of unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding, Iron deficiency anemia, evaluating the small intestine for Crohn’s disease or small bowel malignancy.
For video capsule endoscopy preparation instructions, click here for more information.