Capsule Endoscopy (Space Age Capsule)

 
 

What is Capsule Endoscopy?

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule that the patient is asked to swallow. 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 patient’s waist.

Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside the patient’s small intestine — an area that isn't easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedures. Traditional endoscopy involves passing a long, flexible tube equipped with a video camera down the patient’s throat or through the patient’s rectum.

Capsule endoscopy is also known as Capsule enteroscopy or Wireless capsule endoscopy. Capsule endoscopy allows for examination of the small intestine, which cannot be easily accessed by traditional methods of endoscopy.

 

Why is Capsule Endoscopy done?

The doctor might recommend a capsule endoscopy procedure to:

  • Find the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The most common reason for doing capsule endoscopy is to explore unexplained bleeding in the small intestine.
  • Diagnose inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease. 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. Capsule endoscopy is sometimes used in diagnosing and monitoring this immune reaction to eating gluten.
  • Examine the esophagus. Capsule endoscopy has also been approved to evaluate the muscular tube that connects the mouth and the stomach (esophagus) to look for abnormal, enlarged veins (varices).
  • Screen for polyps. People who have inherited syndromes that can cause polyps in the small intestine might occasionally undergo capsule endoscopy.
  • Do follow-up testing after X-rays or other imaging tests. If the results of an imaging test are

unclear or inconclusive, the doctor might recommend a capsule endoscopy to get more information.

 

Why is Capsule Endoscopy required?

Capsule endoscopies help the doctor rule out possible conditions or make a diagnosis for issues such as:

  • Early signs of gastrointestinal cancer
  • Abdominal pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Ulcers
 

Why act immediately?

Modern endoscopic techniques have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, and duodenum) and the colon. The last remaining frontier has been the small intestine.

The small intestine is a difficult organ to diagnose and treat without performing surgery. Radiological procedures, specifically the upper GI series with small bowel follow-through, which involves following swallowed barium as it passes through the intestine with x-ray films, have been available for diagnosis, but these radiological procedures are time-consuming and are not accurate in identifying small tumors and other subtle abnormalities of the small intestine. The demand for improved capabilities in the small intestine has been less because a minority of intestinal diseases involves the small intestine beyond the reach of the upper gastrointestinal endoscope and the colonoscope. Nevertheless, improved diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities in the small intestine are very useful, particularly in uncovering the causes of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and anemia due to intestinal loss of blood and diagnosing diseases that may involve only the small intestine, for example, Crohn's disease. One of the newer technologies that expands the diagnostic capabilities in the small intestine is capsule endoscopy also known as wireless capsule endoscopy.

 

WHY DESUN

At Desun hospital, the surgery and hospital stay package prices are one of lowest in comparison to other corporate hospitals, and 24x7 availability of Specialist Surgeons & Consultants under one roof ensure prompt treatment. Every patient receives the highest standards in care which are cost-effective, time-saving and lead to quick recovery. Desun Hospital has a holistic approach to patient care with an end to end integration of various processes, starting from consultation to diagnosis, surgery and finally complete post-operative care.

Rated as one of India’s best hospitals

  • DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India for excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services. The world over, NABH is considered equivalent to the JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) standards followed in USA for hospital accreditation.
  • Awarded Healthcare Pioneers Of The East 2020 by The Times Of India in Cardiac Care and Orthopaedics.
  • In the lead story of the November 2011 issue of national news magazine THE WEEK, India’s best hospitals were covered, based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list.
  • The DESUN Pathology Lab has also received the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) accreditation, for excellence in quality of routine and Superspeciality pathology testing. In Eastern India, only DESUN Pathology Lab has in-house facilities to perform Superspeciality pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This has huge benefits for DESUN’s patients tremendously because there is practically no waiting time to get test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata, who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 or 4 days for get results. Thus, there is no delay in diagnosis and DESUN’s patients get prompt and accurate treatment.

Ranked Topmost by both West Bengal and Central Governments

  • Desun is CGHS recognized NABH Multispeciality Hospital since 2015 & also Class I Multispeciality Hospital recommended by WBHS

Safest Hospital for Any Operation

  • 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac or heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems, even the best surgeon will be unable to help. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata that has STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) that drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After surgery, the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post-operative phase at DESUN. DESUN also has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after surgery.

24X7 Diagnostics & Cath Lab

  • Advanced medical technology and best-in-class infrastructure for faster diagnosis and prognosis during any time of day with dedicated Cath Lab help in quick response during complications.

Affordable Surgery Packages

  • Desun's comprehensive surgery packages include prompt and timely investigative procedures and tests, consultations with the best doctors and surgeons on call, attentive hospital stay and thorough diagnosis for treatment procedures and complete recovery at cost effective pries

24x7 Specialist Doctors' Team

  • With 28 medical departments, each having in-house specialist doctors, any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled round the clock. You may be admitted for one particular surgery but if any other health problem comes up for which your specialist doctor needs advice, in-house doctors of other departments are available immediately.
  • Consultation with in-house Specialist Doctors and best experienced surgeons is available round the clock for surgeries and best-in-class treatment.

Steel OTs

  • Desun is the only hospital in Kolkata with Steel Operation Theatres (OT). This ensures a drastic reduction in chances of an OT infection. Advanced medical facilities deliver top line patient care and complete recovery.

NABL accredited pathology & NABH

  • Ours is one of the largest NABL Pathology Labs in Kolkata equipped to perform in house superspeciality tests for quick review. NABH was granted to Desun Hospital for 3 times 7 consecutive years.

Widest TPA Assistance

  • Desun Hospital has tie ups with the widest range of TPA service providers to enable on time processing.

Transparent Billing

  • Ensure affordable and transparent pricing, for high quality health care services without compromising on patient care.
 

Desun Hospital Advantage – Know Why Desun Hospital, Kolkata, is Your Best Choice

Desun Hospital, Kolkata, is premium Superspeciality hospital in Eastern India with state-of-the-art health care infrastructure. It is NABH and NABL accredited and follows strict quality parameters.

Desun Hospital is among the few hospitals in India that offer more than 700 comprehensive surgery packages. The packages include all the important components that are a part of any surgery process – from providing information to the patient or her/his family to post-operative care that may continue even after discharge from hospital. The surgery packages at the hospital have been developed by an experienced medical team to make it comprehensive and all-inclusive.

The surgery packages at Desun Hospital Kolkata are affordable for everyone. High quality health care services and affordable costs is a boon for patients visiting the hospital from all over India as well as for those who come Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, South East Asia and the Middle East.

The excellent patient service team and 24 hours emergency response also brings in Kolkata residents and people from parts of West Bengal and North Bengal whose relatives, sons or daughters stay outside India. NRI’s and NROB’s can enrol their parents and elderly relatives under the Desun Gold Card scheme for Senior Citizens  that enables them to take care of the hospitalization and health care needs of their senior citizen elders back home in India even in their absence. Under the scheme, all payments and procedures of admission, discharge, etc., can be taken care of online or over the phone.

Desun Hospital boasts top-notch and advanced health care infrastructure and facilities for the latest surgeries and all the necessary modern equipment, OTs (steel OTs) needed to deliver excellence in terms of latest surgery techniques. Laparoscopic surgeries (lap), key hole, minimally invasive and invasive surgeries all are conducted in the hospital.

Highly-experienced doctors, well-trained staff, and an efficient patient-care team, alongside the best surgery facilities, make the Desun experience among the best in the country. This is evident from the number of people and families who recommend this hospital in Kolkata, and in India, as a dependable place for undergoing the latest surgeries at an affordable cost. There are many success stories at Desun Hospital that have been published and discussed as part of hospital impact stories in leading local and national newspapers and television.

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