When you arrive for your procedure, a doctor, nurse, or other health professional should review and explain the potential benefits and risks of and potential alternatives to a capsule endoscopy.
After you provide your informed consent to proceed with the procedure, a healthcare professional will tape a sensor to your abdomen and fasten a small data recorder to your belt. The doctor will provide the capsule, and you will swallow the capsule with a glass of water.
After swallowing the capsule, you may leave the doctor’s office and enjoy the day. You will need to follow these guidelines:
Please call your doctor immediately if you experience bloating, fever, pain, vomiting, trouble swallowing, chest pain, or other symptoms.