Capsule Endoscopy is a non-invasive procedure that allows providers to examine the lining of the small intestine.
During the procedure a pill-sized camera is swallowed and the camera takes pictures as it goes through the digestive tract. The images allow providers to see any bleeding or abnormalities in the small intestines.
Patients undergoing capsule endoscopy will swallow the pill early in the morning and wear a monitor throughout the day. The patient will then return to have the monitor taken off so the images can be downloaded and interpreted by a physician.
Capsule endoscopy can be performed at the Allentown Office or hospital setting depending on medical condition.