The diagnostic capabilities of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are some of the most advanced in the world. The use of flexible probes, called endoscopes or colonoscopes, has facilitated the diagnosis of many GI diseases. Many other state-of-the-art instruments are being used to understand how the GI tract functions (how it moves and what it senses). The GI team also is utilizing the non-invasive capsule endoscope, in which the patient swallows a miniaturized camera – about the size of a large vitamin pill – that transmits images of the entire GI tract.
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