Capsule endoscopy is a procedure designed to evaluate the small bowel for illnesses such as ulcers and bleeding that cannot be evaluated by standard endoscopy. A camera capsule about the size of a vitamin pill is swallowed. Many pictures are taken and recorded by a small computer devise worn about the body. These are then downloaded to a master computer for evaluation. It takes about 6-8 hours for the capsule to travel the length of the intestine and expelled in the stool.