Dr. Siva Maran, MD
Morristown Gastroenterology

705 North High Street Suite A
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: 423-587-0860
Fax: 423-289-1267

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. The camera sits inside a small capsule that is swallowed. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, thousands of pictures are taken and transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist. 

This procedure helps doctors see inside your small intestine an area that not easily reached with raditional endoscopy. Traditional endoscopy involves passing a long, flexible tube equipped with a video camera down your throat or through your rectum. Capsule endoscopy is usually initiated in your doctor's office. 

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