Capsule Endoscopy Program - Outpatient

General Contact and Service Information

For your Appointment

Remember to bring your Alberta Healthcare card and a piece of photo ID. If you don't your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

Please follow prep instructions prior to clinic appointment, failure to follow instructions will result in procedure not being done.


Finding Us

Capsule Endoscopy Program is located on the 7th floor Outpatient services, please check in on the GI Outpatient Clinic (Module 7E). Take the Outpatient elevators to the 7th floor, turn right and follow signage to Module 7E.

At the Information Desk, on the main floor, there are "wayfinders", people in red shirts to help you find your way. There are also electronic kiosks throughout the hospital that give directions.

What to expect

Once you arrive at the clinic, check in at the front desk.

You may be in the clinic for up to one hour, so please come prepared.

When you see the Capsule Nurse, you will review your medical history and talk about the reason for your visit which is a capsule endoscopy. Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of your digestive tract. 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.