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Endoscopy with M2A Capsule

Endoscopy with M2A capsule at the hospitals of Methodist Health System

What is it?
Endoscopy with M2A capsule is a test that provides video images of the digestive tract using a small capsule with a miniature video camera inside. The capsule, the size of a large vitamin pill, is swallowed by the patient. The camera in the capsule records two color images every second for the next eight hours, and sends the images to a data recorder worn on the patient’s belt. After eight hours, the patient returns to the hospital and the disk from the data recorder is removed.  Data from the disk is downloaded to a computer where a physician can view color images on a video monitor.  The capsule passes naturally from the patient’s system.

Who needs it?
Capsule endoscopy can help diagnose intestinal problems that are hard to pinpoint using traditional tests. It is especially useful in people who need frequent blood transfusions because of bleeding in the digestive tract.

Where is capsule endoscopy performed?
Capsule endoscopy is done by the order of a physician and is performed at:

Methodist Charlton Medical Center


Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.

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