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100 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Suite 507
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-7432

Today we are going to discuss the “Risk” factors involve in Capsule endoscopy. The main risk of this technique is getting the camera stuck on a narrow area in the small bowel. Your doctor will often take special precautions to try to see if you have a stricture or narrow area in the small bowel before you use the PillCam. Even these precautions may not identify a subtle narrow area on x-ray studies. If the PillCam gets stuck and does not move, standard surgery may be required to relieve the obstruction and recover the PillCam.

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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401