About the procedure

Urethrocystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows doctors to examine inner parts of the bladder and urethra. The primary tool used in this procedure is a ureteroscope, which is a thin tube equipped with a camera. The ureteroscope allows doctors to visually inspect the inner walls of the bladder and urethra, and helps diagnose various medical conditions, such as infections, bladder stones, tumors and more.

The right candidates

Urethrocystoscopy is recommended for individuals experiencing symptoms or conditions that require an in-depth examination of the internal structures of the urinary tract in order for a proper diagnosis to be made. It’s most commonly used in patients with urinary difficulties, recurrent urinary tract infections, hematuria (blood in the urine), suspected bladder stones, or potential damage to the bladder.

Preparing for the procedure

Before urethrocystoscopy is recommended, the patient will undergo a general examination. This will enable the doctor to assess the patient’s general medical condition and their medical history. The decision on whether a urethrocystoscopy is required or not will depend on the patient’s symptoms and the goals of the treatment.

Details about the procedure

Urethrocystoscopy is usually an outpatient procedure, with the doctor observing images displayed on the monitor during examination. In some cases, the urethrocystoscopy can be used as part of other procedures, allowing the doctor to perform maneuvers otherwise difficult or impossible. For adults, endoscopic examination is usually done under local anesthesia. For pediatric patients, the utilization of general anesthesia is advised to mitigate anxiety and prevent reflex defensive responses during the procedure.

Recovery post procedure

It is important to note that anesthesia is used in the procedure, which can slow down or limit your reactions, thus impacting your driving ability.

Possible precautions

Urethrocystoscopy is generally a safe procedure with minimal risk of infection, bleeding, or damage. Any potential discomfort is usually quite mild and passes quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your center located?

The IMC Priora is located in Čepin near Osijek, in Croatia. For the specific location, you can take a look at the page footer or contact us via form.

What types of surgeries do you perform?

We specialize in a wide range of surgeries, including but not limited to, cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty; reconstructive surgeries such as for burns, after cancer treatments, or trauma; and urological surgeries including prostate surgery, kidney stones removal, and treatments for urinary incontinence.

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