What are the pitfalls of capsule endoscopy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Unfortunately capsule endoscopy can miss a lot and it doesn't have the accuracy of a doctor-guided colonoscopy, where the doctor can manipulate the device to get sight of hard-to-reach corners. Bowel prep is required and critical to finding masses, and a standard colonoscopy will be required to remove any found polyps.

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