What is capsule endoscopy?

This question was asked in San Jose, California on 04/12/2012.
I've heard of that on the news and was curious what kind of endoscopy is that. Can you start getting it instead of other procedures?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/12/2012

Capsule endoscopy is only used to evaluate the small bowel. It cannot evaluate the colon.