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Capsule endoscopy is an investigational procedure. It is primarily used to diagnose malignancies and bleeding in the small intestine, stomach, and esophagus. Capsule endoscopy is used to examine the parts of the GI tract that cannot be seen with other types of endoscopy procedures.
A disposable capsule which is roughly the size of a large vitamin tablet is swallowed by the patient allowing navigating through the entire GI tract. A small camera and light are equipped with the capsule. For your healthcare practitioner to review, it snaps photos of your digestive system and stores them. Afterward, you expel the capsule in your feces (poop).
The cost of capsule endoscopy can vary based on the location, doctor, Capsule cost, and medical insurance. But it is safer and easier than a colonoscopy.
Two hours after the procedure the patient can resume drinking clear liquids or can have light lunch or snack under the guidance of a doctor.
The disposable capsule after making its way through the complete digestive tract passes painlessly and naturally usually within 24 hours.
The capsule is very small and very easy to swallow like a small vitamin tablet, so, there is no difficulty in swallowing the capsule.
The main reason pills get stuck is the lack of moisture on the pill. Coated or encapsulated pills are hard to swallow without the help of liquid. People with the disorder of sphincter muscle at the top of the esophagus may face difficulty swallowing the capsule.
Two hours after consuming the capsule you may have clear liquids. Four hours after consuming the capsule you may have a light lunch such as soup, salad or sandwich.
You may have a mild sore throat or hoarseness after the capsule endoscopy procedure. This is because of the tube and the anesthetic.
Many insurance companies provide coverage for your surgery after a period of few years, depending on your policy plan. Our HospiOne Team can guide you perfectly in this scenario.
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