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Video Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract.

This service provides endoscopy procedures for gastrointestinal concerns.

  • assessment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases or disorders
  • patient education regarding capsule endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist. Capsule endoscopy helps doctors see inside your small intestine -- an area that isn't easily reached with more-traditional endoscopy procedure.

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location Info
Endoscopy Department B-230
Address
10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Telephone
780-735-4520
Fax
780-735-5739
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday
7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday
7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday
7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Friday
7:15 am - 3:30 pm

Note

Other information: Urgent services available outside of service hours if necessary, conatct GI physcian on call.

Access
Service Providers May Include
doctors, registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Triage provided by Specialist for eligibility

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

A Gastroenterologist referral is required to have a Capsule Endoscopy.


Wait Times

Urgent - Within 2 weeks

Non - Urgent - Within 3 month

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Other
Capsule Endoscopy, Patency Capsule