Cystoscopy

Cystourethroscopy; Endoscopy of the bladder

Cystoscopy is a surgical procedure. This is performed to see the inside of the bladder and urethra using a telescope.

Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a procedure that uses a flexible fiber optic scope inserted through the urethra into the urinary bladder. The physician fills the bladder with water and inspects the interior of the bladder. The image seen through the cystoscope may also be viewed on a color monitor and recorded on videotape for later evaluation.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

Risks

Considerations