Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy has advanced to the forefront as a first-line tool in the detection of small bowel abnormalities.  this painless effective procedure is used to diagnose conditions and diseases of the small intestine, including unexplained bleeding, Crohn’s disease, benign and malignant medication-related small bowel injuries.

What Are the Advantages to You?

Capsule endoscopy is a noninvasive and comprehensive diagnostic tool.  The disposable capsule, no larger than a vitamin pill, has a tiny camera complete with its own lens and light source mounted inside.  As the pill travels through your entire digestive system, it takes pictures that are sent to a data recorder you wear on a waist belt.  these images tell us more about your digestive system from the inside than any other technology available.

With capsule endoscopy, there is no pain or discomfort. There’s no sedation, surgery or hospital stay and the preparation is minimal.  We obtain a comprehension picture of your digestive tract.  you can then go about your daily routine.  After your test is complete, we download the images from the pictures taken by the capsule.  After the video is reviewed and analyzed, you’ll be contacted with the results, usually within a couple of days.

Other Technological Advances

We are the first GI practice in the ares to use endoscopic ultrasound to look for certain cancers, including esophageal cancers of the upper GI tract.  Endoscopic ultrasound offers greater accuracy than traditional endoscopy.  Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an advanced procedure that is used to diagnose and treat many diseases of the pancreas, bileducts, liver and gallbladder.  We also perform breath hydrogen testing for small bowel bacteria overgrowth, H. pylori, lactose and fructose intolerance.

Look to Carolina Digestive Diseases

When you need state-of-the-art gastrointestinal testing, depend on us.  Our dual board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians offer today’s latest diagnostic and treatment methods for a wide range of conditions. And most importantly, they’ll treat you with the kindness, understanding and compassion you deserve.