Our Services Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment Capsule Endoscopy

The M2A (mouth-to-anus) capsule endoscopy (CE) system utilitizes a wireless swallowable video camera to perform painless endoscopic imaging of the intestine especially in the evaluation of obscure bleeding.

How is Capsule Endoscopy Performed?
The CE is a 11mm x 26mm capsule (Vitamin-pill sized) that encases a digital camera, light source, batteries, and a transmitter. Natural peristalsis moves the M2A® Capsule smoothly and painlessly throughout the gastrointestinal tract, colour images are taken and transmitted to a recording device worn on a belt by the patient.

It takes approximately two hours for a gastroenterologist to review the series of images produced. The capsule has a gastric transit time of approximately one hour and a small intestinal transit time of three and a half to four hours.

Why is Capsule Endoscopy Performed?
Capsule Endoscopy helps your doctor determine the cause for recurrent or persistent symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding or anemia, in most cases where other diagnostic procedures failed to determine the reason for your symptoms.

How Should I Prepare for the Procedure?
What Happens After Capsule Endoscopy?
The images acquired during your exam will be downloaded to a workstation for physician review. The capsule will usually be eliminated through a normal bowel movement within 24 hours of ingestion. The capsule is discarded after one usage.

What are the risks of Capsule Endoscopy?