Esophageal capsule endoscopy

Esophageal capsule endoscopy involves ingesting a capsule (the size of a large vitamin pill) that will pass naturally through your digestive system while taking pictures of the esophagus.

The images are transmitted to sensors, which are placed with adhesives to your abdomen, to a belt pack data recorder that saves all of the images.

The capsule is passed by the patient into the toilet and flushed away.

Esophageal capsule endoscopy helps your doctor evaluate and monitor diseases such as esophageal varices and Barrett’s esophagus.