For your convenience, Palmetto Tri-County Primary Care has a capsule endoscopy clinic in our Lancaster, SC office. You’ll receive skilled care from our primary care providers without having to visit another doctor’s office.
Capsule endoscopy allows your primary care physician to examine the three portions of your small intestine. The procedure uses a vitamin-sized video capsule (containing its own camera and light source) as an endoscope. While the video capsule travels through your body, images are sent to a data recorder worn on a waist belt. The capsule will last approximately eight hours. Afterwards, your doctor will view the images on a video monitor and go over your results.