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Video-Capsule Endoscopy (PillCam™)

Video-capsule endoscopy is a new way to examine the entire digestive tract. The video-capsule consists of an extremely small camera and a light source that are enclosed in a pill-sized housing. The capsule will send images to a data recorder which you wear around your waist. After swallowing the video-capsule you will be free to leave our facility and move about normally (no heavy lifting or exercise). The video-capsule should pass naturally in your next bowel movement. There should be no discomfort or pain whatsoever.

Preparation for the Exam:

  1. Discuss with your doctor the medications you take. Your medication schedule may have to be adjusted the week before your procedure.
  2. The day before the procedure you must follow a clear-liquid diet. Click here for Instructions
  3. You may not have any food or water after midnight (12am) the day of your procedure. You will not be able to eat or drink again for several hours after swallowing the video-capsule. Your physician will let you know when you can resume your normal eating schedule.