Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctors to get a direct look into the bladder, urethra, and prostate. 

A cystoscopy is performed using a cystoscope.  A cystoscope is a small hollow tube with a lens and a light that allows visualization of the bladder. 

About Cystoscopy:

A cystoscopy can be done in the office or scheduled as an outpatient surgery.  This procedure takes only a few minutes and the patient can return home the same day.

This procedure allows the doctor to look inside the bladder to make an evaluation to help diagnose a problem, take a tissue biopsy if needed, and is used to treat certain bladder problems.

Conditions it treats:

Bleeding, blockages, or abnormalities of the bladder or urethra.

What happens during the procedure:

Using a cystocope, the urologist expands the bladder with water or saline to receive a more detailed view of the bladder and diagnose any possible conditions. The procedure normally only takes 5 – 10 minutes.

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Benefits

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Short operation time
  • Safe and effective

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