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There are parts of the digestive tract that can be hard to see using conventional methods. That’s where capsule endoscopy comes in. Capsule endoscopy is a painless procedure that allows us to examine the lining of the middle part of the gastrointestinal tract. This segment is typically difficult to approach using traditional endoscopy.

Capsule endoscopy uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the entire digestive tract. The camera sits inside a vitamin-sized capsule that the patient swallows. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract,  the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder the patient wears on a belt around the waist or over the shoulder.

The procedure is quite simple. After fasting overnight, the patient swallows a pill-sized camera, which transmits the images taken inside the GI system to the data recorder. We can then view the images in high resolution on a computer screen. Capsule endoscopy is usually indicated for people who have obscure GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease (sprue or gluten intolerance), irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, diarrhea or anemia.

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When you need the latest in high-quality endoscopy services, attentive patient care, operational excellence and practice efficiency, New Hyde Park Endoscopy delivers. New Hyde Park Endoscopy (NHPE) is a brand new ambulatory endoscopic surgery center conveniently located on Long Island in New Hyde Park, NY.

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