Video Capsule Endoscopy Information

Your doctor may determine that a capsule endoscopy of the small intestine (also known as the small bowel) is necessary for further evaluation of your GI condition. The Video Capsule that you swallow takes pictures of your small intestine, the organ located between your stomach and large intestine. For this procedure, your doctor will have you ingest the capsule that is about the size of a multi- vitamin, which contains its own camera and light source.