CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY

What We Do

Team LivGastro provides utility based model of care that integrates specialists, primary care , laboratory, imaging and other health services to give patients a convenient and superior outcome along with a pleasant experience. Since we primarily focus on outdoor-patient care, on the site instant testing along with detailed and accurate results, we enable our patients and their families save
a lot of effort, time and money.

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY

What is Capsule Endoscopy?

Capsule Endoscopy is just another type of endoscopy, with a slight difference. In this medical procedure, the patient swallows a tiny video camera put inside a capsule. The capsule protects the mechanisms inside. This is a diagnosis procedure but is much easier than the normal Endoscopy, although it may be more expensive.

Before the procedure can begin, the patient is administered laxatives to clear the digestive system of residual food and debris of bacteria. Once this is done, the patient is told to swallow a pill containing the video camera. Although the pill is larger than any pill you’ll ever see, it is still easy to swallow. It is interesting to know what the capsule contains: a couple of video chips, one battery, one light bulb and one radio transmitter.

When the patient swallows the pill or capsule, it travels down the digestive system: from the oesophagus to the small intestines. The mechanism is able to take photos quickly, which are relayed with the help of the inbuilt transmitter to a very small receiver on the waist of the patient. The entire process takes no more than 8 hours. Once the process is complete, the patient may pass the device away through stool, which is not retrieved.

How does it help?

Capsule Endoscopy can help in the diagnosis of:

  • Angiodysplasias
  • Intestinal tumours
  • Crohn’s Disease

Are there any risks?

Capsule Endoscopy is the easiest method of making a diagnosis of the intestines. However, it is not without problems. In fact, it is beset with several problems.

Firstly, at times the capsule travels too fast to notice the abnormalities. At such times, the capsule can a best transmit blurred images. This can also happen due to the body’s retention of food debris.

Secondly, there are times the capsule travels too slow and ends up examining only one part of the intestines. Since the battery life is just 8 hours, it may not find the problem after all.

Thirdly, even if some abnormalities are discovered, it is hard to pin point where in the intestines the problem is arising from.

Fourthly, there is a risk that the capsule can get stuck in strictures or narrow walls of the intestines.

Fifthly, a single capsule transmits around 10000 photos. For any doctor or examiner, this can be very time consuming.

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Based on 43 reviews.
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
2022-01-09
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
PRANAB BARIK
PRANAB BARIK
2022-01-09
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
2022-01-09
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
2021-12-31
Good place. Safe and secured. Good treatment. Doctor is deft and experienced. All other staff are cooperative and supportive
Prodip kumar Majumder
Prodip kumar Majumder
2021-12-30
Satisfied
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
2021-12-30
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
2021-12-29
Visiting a clinic is not a good feeling but thanks to Dr Vijay Rai and Monica Rai mai it is a releiving experience due to satisfactory treatment and awesome service, kudos to Live Gastro and blessings
THERESA MENDES
THERESA MENDES
2021-12-26
To those of you who may have a gastric issue and want a masterclass Gastroenterologist who builds excellent rapport with his patients, you could do well to meet Dr Vijay Kumar Rai of Liv-Gastro. Dr Vijay Kr Rai is hands down one of Kolkata’s best Gastroenterologists. His presentation of self, decorum, services and treatment processes are definitely top notch. Undoubtedly he represents one of the best health care professionals in his field. Dr. Vijay Kr. Rai’s newest venture Liv-Gastro is testimony of his hard work, grit, innovative ideas and determination to bring the best into his arena of practice; in order to achieve maximum treatment options thereby leading to positive outcomes. He has worked relentlessly with steadfast intent and passion to build and expand on his ideas and Liv Gastro is evidence of all that and more. A tour of the campus and floors reveal pristine, cheerful, brightly lit, consultation rooms, diagnostic laboratories, examination rooms, Dr’s clinics, waiting rooms and reception. The warm decor where detailed attention has been given to ensure a patient friendly ambience and the kind, courteous and graceful staff all add to a cheerful exuberance. Some of the services offered are: 1.Day care 2. ERCP 3.EUS 4.Capsule Endoscopy 5. Manometry 6. Fibroscan Dr Vijay Kumar Rai is a very supportive Dr who takes his patients seriously putting their needs first. He has a well rounded knowledge and expertise in his area of practice and inspires confidence. As a patient I was always sure of quality management of my condition and his ability to zero in on the problem is truly amazing. His persistence in dealing with my health issues has been accurate and he has seen me right through to recovery refusing to give in. I could not ask for more. It’s great to find a Dr who combines care and concern along with the prescription which always leaves one with a “feel good”feeling. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai and the team at Liv Gastro to friends and wider circles.