A camera is mounted in a pill the size of a vitamin tablet and the patient is then asked to swallow the pill under supervision of the treating doctor or nurse.
Capsule Endoscopy, also known as “Pillcam” allows the doctor to examine the inside of the entire small bowel. This is the region where both the Gastroscopy and the Colonoscopy cannot reach. Capsule endoscopy is used in special situations such as anaemia or iron deficiency, etc.
Consult your doctor if you feel you need this procedure.