Capsule Endoscopy EMR

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive procedure used to visualize the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. During the procedure, the patient swallows a small, disposable capsule containing a camera. As the capsule passes through the digestive system, it captures images of the GI tract, which are transmitted to a recording device worn by the patient. These images can help diagnose conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn’s disease, and small intestinal tumors.

EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection): EMR is another technique used to remove abnormal or precancerous lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. It is typically used for smaller lesions limited to the superficial layers of the digestive tract. During EMR, a snare or suction device is used to remove the lesion by cutting or suctioning it from the mucosal layer.

These procedures, including capsule endoscopy, POEM, ESD, and EMR, are advanced techniques performed by gastroenterologists or specialized endoscopists. They offer less invasive alternatives to traditional surgery for diagnosing and treating various gastrointestinal conditions. The suitability of these procedures will depend on the individual’s specific condition and factors assessed by the healthcare professional.