Getting to Know Video Capsule Endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare 

Video Capsule Endoscopy, or VCE for short, is an advanced diagnostic tool that lets our experienced doctors at Meliora Healthcare see inside your digestive system, specifically the small intestine, in a gentle and non-invasive way. It's like having a tiny camera take pictures as it travels through your digestive tract.

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How Video Capsule Endoscopy Works 

Here's a simple breakdown of the procedure: 

  • Swallowing the Capsule: At Meliora Healthcare, you'll swallow a small capsule that's about the size of a vitamin pill. This capsule contains a tiny camera, a little light, and a transmitter. Swallowing it is easy and doesn't require any sedation or anesthesia. 
  • Wireless Imaging: As the capsule moves through your digestive system, it takes lots of pictures and videos. These images are sent wirelessly to a small recorder that you wear on your belt. 
  • Complete View: The capsule camera shows our Meliora Healthcare doctors everything, from your esophagus to your stomach and most importantly your small intestine, an area which cannot be reached by endoscopy. It provides a level of detail that traditional methods can't match.

Benefits of Video Capsule Endoscopy 

Using video capsule endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare offers several important benefits: 

Comfortable

No need to worry about discomfort or anxiety – swallowing the capsule is simple and nearly painless.

Thorough Examination

It allows our Meliora Healthcare doctors to thoroughly check your small intestine and other areas that can be tricky to reach with regular endoscopy.

Accurate Diagnosis

Video capsule endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare is excellent at finding and diagnosing a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, like Crohn's disease, celiac disease, hidden gastrointestinal bleeding, and small bowel tumors.

Minimal Interruption

While the capsule does its work at Meliora Healthcare, you can go about your day as usual – it's very convenient. 

What Happens During and After the Procedure 

Getting a video capsule endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare is patient-friendly all the way. You'll receive clear instructions on how to swallow the capsule and wear the data recorder. Most people find the experience comfortable and easy. 

Once the procedure is done at Meliora Healthcare, your doctor will collect the data from the recorder and examine the pictures and videos. They'll share the results with you, helping you understand your gastrointestinal health better and suggesting any necessary treatments. 

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Is Video Capsule Endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare Right for You? 

If you have mysterious gastrointestinal symptoms like chronic belly pain, unexplained bleeding, or suspect you have a GI problem, video capsule endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare could be a great choice. It's an effective and gentle way to see inside your digestive system and figure out what's going on. 

Our experienced doctors at Meliora Healthcare will decide if video capsule endoscopy is right for you based on your symptoms and medical history. If you're curious about this innovative technology and want to learn more about your gastrointestinal health, reach out to us today. Video capsule endoscopy at Meliora Healthcare could be your key to better digestive health. 

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Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) FAQs

What conditions can be diagnosed with Video Capsule Endoscopy?

Is Video Capsule Endoscopy painful or uncomfortable?

How long does it take to receive the results of a Video Capsule Endoscopy?

What conditions can be diagnosed with Video Capsule Endoscopy?

Video Capsule Endoscopy is primarily used to diagnose conditions affecting the small intestine, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small bowel tumors, and gastrointestinal bleeding. It provides valuable insights into the health of the digestive system in a minimally invasive way.

Is Video Capsule Endoscopy painful or uncomfortable?

No, Video Capsule Endoscopy is generally not painful or uncomfortable. Patients swallow a small capsule that contains a camera, and it passes through the digestive system naturally, capturing images along the way. There is no need for sedation or anesthesia, making it a patient-friendly procedure.

How long does it take to receive the results of a Video Capsule Endoscopy?

After the procedure, the data captured by the capsule is downloaded and reviewed by a healthcare provider. Typically, patients can expect to receive the results within a few days to a week. The provider will discuss the findings and any necessary follow-up steps during a follow-up appointment.

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