Capsule Endoscopy (EGD) PillCam SB & Procedure Instructions
PillCam SB (small bowel) capsule endoscopy (EGD) is an outpatient procedure that allows your gastroenterologist to visualize your small intestine and evaluate the small bowel. You will ingest a PillCam SB capsule the size of a large vitamin, which will pass naturally through your digestive system while taking pictures of the intestine. Your doctor might recommend capsule endoscopy (EGD) to find the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding or diagnose celiac disease, Crohn’s disease or cancer. It can also be used to examine your esophagus or screen for polyps.
Note: The information in this section is provided as a supplement to information discussed with your healthcare provider. It is not intended to serve as a complete description of a particular topic or substitute for a clinic visit.