This surgery removes part or all of your stomach. It's used to treat stomach problems that can't be helped in other ways. You may need this surgery if you have stomach bleeding or inflammation. You may need it if you have growths we call "polyps." It's also used to treat cancer.
Capsule endoscopy is a test done to take pictures of your digestive tract. It uses a capsule with a tiny camera in it. You swallow the capsule like a pill. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, it takes pictures. The images are sent to a recorder that you wear.
This procedure is an examination of the large intestine. The physician will look for inflammation, ulcers, or abnormal growths called polyps. The physician uses a colonoscope. This is an instrument with a small camera attached to a soft, flexible tube. The procedure usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to check the health of the lower part of the colon. It can show your doctor what's causing problems with your bowel movements, or causing bloody stool, belly pain, or weight loss. This video will show you how it's done.