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Medwatch: CCMH Gets PillCam to Help Find Gastrointestinal Bleeding


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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County Memorial Hospital has new technology that helps doctors find gastrointestinal bleeding at the hospital instead of sending them over an hour away for the test. Dr. Michael Sawyer, General Surgeon at CCMH, said they use what’s called a PillCam to examine the small intestine.

“It simply tumbles its way through the small bowel,” Dr. Sawyer said. “And on its way down, it essentially takes an internal video of the entire small bowel and can help us to identify sources of small bleeding there.”

When a patient needs to do a ...