Capsule endoscopy is a great way to take images of a person’s digestive tract. The patient takes the capsule inside his stomach through the mouth. The capsule has a little camera attached so that when a patient swallows it, the camera takes pictures of the inside of the gastrointestinal tract.
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a procedure wherein the gallbladder is removed from one’s body using laparoscopic techniques. The surgery is minimally invasive, and is performed with the major assistance of several thin instruments, and a video camera.
It is a procedure wherein an opening is made surgically in the abdominal wall. The ileum, which is the lower end of your small intestine, is passed through this opening and stitched into place. The patient is given a pouch to be worn externally, which stores all of the digested food. This procedure is done if the rectum or colon is unable to function properly. If the ileostomy is temporary, part or all of the colon is removed, but a part of the rectum remains. For a permanent ileostomy, surgeon removes or bypasses the rectum, colon, and anus. In this case, patient will be wearing an external plastic pouch permanently to catch the waste products.
Bariatric surgery includes a variety of weight loss procedures done to help people with obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch.