Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy Treatment in Bangalore

Capsule Endoscopy is a procedure that takes pictures of your digestive tract using a tiny wireless camera. A capsule endoscopy camera is housed within a vitamin-sized capsule that you swallow. The camera takes thousands of pictures as the capsule travels through your digestive tract, which is transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist. Capsule Endoscopy treatment in Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals.

Capsule endoscopy allows doctors to see inside your small intestine, which is difficult to reach with more traditional endoscopy procedures. Endoscopy traditionally entails passing a long, flexible tube containing a video camera down your throat or through your rectum.


The procedure of Capsule Endoscopy serves a variety of purposes and is adopted in many types of cases. Some of them are as follows,

  • To determine the source of gastrointestinal bleeding. The most common reason for capsule endoscopy is to investigate unexplained small intestine bleeding.

  • To diagnose Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases. Small intestine inflammation can be detected using capsule endoscopy.

  • To diagnose Cancer. Capsule endoscopy can detect tumours in the small intestine or other parts of the digestive tract.

  • To diagnose celiac disease. Capsule endoscopy is sometimes used to diagnose and monitor this immune reaction to gluten consumption.

  • To check the oesophagus. Capsule endoscopy has also been approved to look for abnormal, enlarged veins in the muscular tube that connects your mouth and stomach.

  • Examine for polyps- People with inherited syndromes that can cause polyps in the small intestine may need capsule endoscopy on occasion.

  • Follow-up testing should be performed after X-rays or other imaging tests- If the results of an imaging test are unclear or inconclusive, your doctor may advise you to undergo a capsule endoscopy to obtain additional information.


You will be asked to stop eating and drinking at least 12 hours before the procedure to allow the camera to capture clear images of your digestive tract. In some cases, your doctor may instruct you to take a laxative prior to your capsule endoscopy in order to flush out your small intestine. It has been shown to improve the image quality captured by the capsule's camera.

Your doctor may advise you not to take certain medications before the procedure in order to prevent the medication from interfering with the camera.


Your health care team will go over the procedure with you on the day of your capsule endoscopy. You may be asked to remove your shirt in order for adhesive patches to be applied to your abdomen. Each patch includes an antenna and wires connecting to a recorder, and some devices do not need the patches.

The recorder is attached to a special belt around your waist. The camera sends images to the antenna patches on your abdomen, which transmit the information to the recorder. The images are collected and saved by the recorder. You are made to swallow the camera capsule with water once the recorder is connected and ready. It is easier to swallow if the coating is slippery. You shouldn't be able to feel it after you swallow it. You can drive and can get back to work after the procedure. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals now to get detail information related to treatment with thw help of a team of experts