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Is that capsule camera good as colonoscopy?
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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No
Capsule endoscopy does not have theme and to do further testing or intervention such as remove polyps, do biopsies if needed, etc

In brief: No
Capsule endoscopy does not have theme and to do further testing or intervention such as remove polyps, do biopsies if needed, etc
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Not for prime time.
Capsule colonoscopy is not fda approved.
It does not seem as accurate as colonoscopy at this time. In one study, 5 cancers were diagnosed with 2 of them missed by capsule colonoscopy. If a polyp is identified by capsule colonoscopy, it still needs to be removed by a regular colonoscopy. You get another prep. There are newer steerable models (with magnets) which may improve accuracy.

In brief: Not for prime time.
Capsule colonoscopy is not fda approved.
It does not seem as accurate as colonoscopy at this time. In one study, 5 cancers were diagnosed with 2 of them missed by capsule colonoscopy. If a polyp is identified by capsule colonoscopy, it still needs to be removed by a regular colonoscopy. You get another prep. There are newer steerable models (with magnets) which may improve accuracy.
Dr. Donald Kim
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