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Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum).

Your doctor will give you a pill-sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine as it passes through. These pictures are sent to a small recording device that you wear on your body.  At the completion of the study, the data recorder is returned to our office and the disposable capsule will pass naturally with a bowel movement.

Dr. Schub will be able to view these pictures at a later time and review the results with you at a follow-up office visit.