Capsule endoscopy can diagnose conditions like ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) without discomfort, anesthesia, or sedation. At Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists, with offices in North Wantagh, and South Wantagh, New York, the talented specialists work together to provide the highest standard of care. They always keep your comfort in mind, so call the nearest office or click on the appointment scheduler now.
A capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows your Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists gastroenterologist to view your esophagus or small intestine remotely. The procedure avoids sedation, anesthesia, or recovery time.
The capsule endoscopy procedure involves swallowing a vitamin-sized capsule, which then records images on its journey through your digestive tract.
A capsule endoscopy is an effective diagnostic tool, so if your gastroenterologist suspects a problem in your esophagus or small intestine, they may recommend this test. Through capsule endoscopy, your doctor can detect, diagnose, or evaluate the cause of:
Capsule endoscopy is especially helpful in visualizing areas that may be hard to see with traditional upper endoscopies.
Capsule endoscopy is an effective diagnostic tool, but it doesn’t allow for tissue sampling (biopsy). So, you may need a traditional upper endoscopy procedure if you need a biopsy to check for cancer or other problems inside the esophagus or small intestine.
Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists provides you with complete preparation guidelines ahead of your capsule endoscopy. This includes:
After you swallow the capsule in the office, you can drive home since you don’t need sedation or anesthesia for the procedure.
You return in eight hours for equipment collection, and you normally pass the capsule in your stool within the next 48 hours. You can flush the capsule safely.
After your Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists doctor thoroughly reviews all of the information from the capsule endoscopy, they can make a diagnosis and explain your treatment options.
Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists uses industry-leading products like PillCam™ SB and PillCam ESO to safely and effectively visualize your digestive system without sedation or anesthesia. Call the nearest office or use the provided link to schedule your capsule endoscopy procedure now.