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Capsule Endoscopy

capsuleCapsule endoscopy is an innovative non-invasive procedure, to diagnose and treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders of the small intestine. With a miniature camera on one end, the PillCam™ SB video capsule enables physicians to visualize for the first time the entire length of the 21-foot-long small intestine. The PillCam™ SB glides down the GI track taking approximately 50,000 images of the small bowel. These images are transmitted to and then stored on a recorder belt worn by the patient for an eight-hour period. Upon completion, the physician views the images using the Given Imaging workstation and RAPID® software to make a diagnosis.

For more information on Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Lab, please call 909.865.9858.