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Capsule Study: Procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract. A capsule as small as a vitamin is swallowed and will capture pictures of the GI tract over a 8 hour time period.

Chromoendoscopy: The topical application of stains or dyes at the time of endoscopy in order to enhance tissue characterization.

Colonoscopy: An examination of the lining of the colon with a lighted, flexible tube which contains a camera, called a colonoscope. This test allows the doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine- rectum and colon.

Enteroscopy: Direct visualization of the small bowel.

Ileoscopy: The insertion of a flexible tube into the stoma to examine the lining of the small bowel.

Pouchoscopy: The insertion of a flexible tube into the anus to examine the lining of the ileoanal pouch.

Sigmoidoscopy: Procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum (area of the large intestine near rectum).

Upper Endoscopy/EGD: This procedure called esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a test to examine the inside of the upper digestive tract- the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine the duodenum.

Procedure Prep Instructions

 Capsule Study Prep Instructions.pdf

 Colonoscopy Prep Instructions.pdf

 How to take your Prepopik for your Colonoscopy

How to take your Moviprep for your Colonoscopy

Upper Endoscopy (EGD) Prep Instructions.pdf


Where to go for my Procedure and What to Bring


GI/Endoscopy Lab on Baylor University Medical Center Campus


3501 Junius Street, 1st Floor

Dallas, TX 75246


Click here for a campus map. The GI/Endoscopy lab is located in Truett Hospital.


Click here for a comprehensive list of check items while preparing for your procedure.