Capsule Endoscopy

Parkside Hospital offer Capsule Endoscopy, which is a non-invasive test to diagnose conditions and disorders of the small bowel.

The test involves swallowing a small capsule containing a camera which takes 3 frames per second, giving you around 110,000 images by the end of the day. The images are sent through a disposable waist belt worn by the patient, which is connected to a data receiver which stores the images that have been captured.

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.


For more information please call the Day Unit on 0208 605 2888 or email here