Parkside Hospital offers Capsule Endoscopy, which is a non-invasive test to diagnose conditions and disorders of the small bowel.
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist. At the end of the day, the patient comes back to the hospital to hand the equipment back to the doctor who then uploads all of the captured images to a computer, ready to be analysed.
Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside your small intestine — an area that isn’t easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures.