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Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is performed as a diagnostic procedure that allows the specialist to directly examine the urinary tract, particularly the bladder, urethra and the openings in the ureters.

This can include structural problems that can lead to a back flow of urine or a blockage. If untreated, these problems may result in potentially serious complications.

Treatment in videos

Description of technology

In cystoscopy, a modern fibreoptic instrument (cystoscope) is inserted into the urinary tract itself, allowing the doctor to look for problems and even remove tissue samples for biopsy if necessary. A urologist can perform a number of different procedures through the cystoscope itself, including: removing a stone from your bladder, obtaining urine sample from your ureters to check for infection or even injecting medicine into your bladder or ureters to treat urine flow problems.

The cystoscopy procedure itself is relatively painless and is usually carried out under one of many forms of anesthetia. The majority of cystoscopies we perform are outpatient procedures (same-day).

Clinical indications

  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Blood In The Urine
  • Incontinence
  • Painful Urination
  • Many Other Problems

Summary of the treatment

Your doctor will insert the cystoscope.A numbing jelly will be applied to your urethra to help prevent pain when the cystoscope is inserted. After waiting a few minutes for the numbing, your doctor will carefully push the cystoscope into your urethra, using the smallest scope possible. Larger scopes might be needed to take tissue samples or pass surgical tools into the bladder.

The cystoscopy procedure itself is relatively painless and is usually carried out under one of many forms of anesthetia. The majority of cystoscopies we perform are outpatient procedures (same-day).