Cystoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside
bladder and the
urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a
The cystoscope is inserted
into your urethra and slowly advanced into the
bladder. Cystoscopy allows your doctor to look at
areas of your bladder and urethra that usually do not show up well on X-rays.
Tiny surgical instruments can be inserted through the cystoscope that allow
your doctor to remove samples of tissue (biopsy) or
samples of urine.
bladder stones and some small growths can be removed during cystoscopy. This may
eliminate the need for more extensive surgery.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
June 29, 2012
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