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Small Bowel Pathology

Pan-Enteric Capsule Endoscopy

We are looking to introduce Pan-Enteric Capsule endoscopy shortly at the L&D. Potentially this could spare patients from having to undergo 3 separate procedures; SBCE, and invasive upper endoscopy + colonoscopy A second-generation colon capsule (PillCam), designed to evaluate the entire small bowel and colon, has shown promising results (NEJM JW Gastroenterol Dec 2011 and Gastrointest Endosc 2011; 75:581).  …

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Capsule Enteroscopy Service

We have now had acceptance from the PCT to fund a capsule enteroscopy service and are now looking at raising the capital to buy in the equipement. We are optomistic that a SBCE (small bowel capsule enteroscopy) service up and running at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital some time during 2010.