What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a technique for looking inside the body. Using an endoscope, a long, thin flexible tube with a tiny light and video camera on the end, physicians can view and evaluate the interior of the upper digestive system. Endoscopy allows the physician to view clear, high-quality and detailed photos of organs and tissue. This technique is minimally invasive and enables physicians to see abnormalities such as inflammation or bleeding, that may not be visible on X-rays. If anything suspicious is viewed during the procedure, tissue samples can be taken for biopsy. Other instruments can also be inserted into the scope to treat certain conditions. Our goal is early detection, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of disease utilizing endoscopy.
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. Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside your small intestine — an area that isn't easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures.