Crohn’s & Colitis Glossary
A procedure that uses a small endoscope with a light and camera inserted down your throat to look inside the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine.
Video capsule endoscopy
A procedure that allows your doctor to view areas of the small intestine that cannot be reached with traditional scopes or imaging tests. This involves swallowing a capsule (pill)that is equipped with a camera. As it travels through the intestines, the capsule automatically takes pictures that are transmitted into a recorder that you wear around your body.