Is Capsule Endoscopy Effective?

Lee Bass, MD, explains capsule endoscopy, a technology that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. The camera is the size of a

Lee Bass, MD, explains capsule endoscopy, a technology that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. The camera is the size of a large capsule and can either be swallowed or endoscopically placed inside the patient. This technique is very valuable in examining the small intestine, an area that is not easily accessed by current endoscopes.