Welcome to the foru, Gemmy. While it does add some expense, if you really are concerned about
the pill camera getting stuck and needing surgery to remove - and seriously DON'T want to know for sure if adhesions are causing the problem KNOWING that there is NO TEST to detect adhesions EXCEPT exploratory surgery (or surgery to remove a stuck pill camera, etc.) - then there is always the option of INSISTING that the Agile Patency Capsule be tried first.
The APC is the same size as the pill camera but it is just a dissolvable pill w/a small rod in it that is detectable by a small monitoring device OR by just a regular abdominal xray. In my case, I was the first in our area to try the APC first so they didn't go to the expense of the hand held monitoring device and 26 hours after swallowing the APC we did an abdominal xray. Unfortunately, the little darling was sitting there bold as brass in the left lower quadrant. *sigh* That meant no pill camera for me. But at least we now know where the obstruction is. A CT enteroscopy done a few weeks later verified a narrowing of the small intestine where the dissolvable APC (now gone, of course) had gotten stuck.
I've opted to continue trying to treat inflammation in the area medically even tho we know that a good share of the narrowing is due to scarring. But I'm doing this BECAUSE I'm not having severe symptoms. My symptoms are intermittent and mild. And I have an emergency plan in place w/my doctors should I obstruct as I insist I will ONLY agree to surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester instead of locally.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.