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Video Upper GI Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy can reveal areas of inflammation in the small intestine. Diagnose cancer. Capsule endoscopy can show tumors in the small intestine or other parts of the digestive tract. Diagnose celiac disease.

The examination is very quick and takes on average 3-5 minutes to complete. This is not a painful procedure. Most patients are sensitive to the camera passing down the throat, so anaesthetic throat spray and a light sedative injection can make examination much more comfortable

Doctors will often recommend endoscopy to evaluate: Stomach pain. Ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing. Digestive tract bleeding.

Sedation can take up to 24 hours to completely wear off, and it is recommended that you do not drive or operate heavy machinery, so it is important to organise alternative transport home. General anaesthetics can take a little longer to recover from.

It is recommended that you do not go back to work, do any strenuous exercise, drive, or sign any legal documents for 24 hours after the procedure. If you are taking any anti-coagulant medication (i.e., Coumadin, Heparin), please be sure to notify your doctor. Learn more: Preparing for the procedure.