HOW IS IT DONE?
After emptying your bladder, you’ll be instructed to lie flat on your back. The cystoscope is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into your bladder. In order to minimize discomfort, you will be asked to take long, slow, deep breaths to relax your pelvic floor. The urologist will inspect your bladder and urethra, and you may be given an antibiotic if you are at increased risk of infection.
Cystoscopy may be done in our clinic, using a local anesthetic jelly to numb your urethra. A simple outpatient cystoscopy can take five to 15 minutes.
At Steinberg Urology, we use a high definition digital cystoscope, which results in little-to-no pain during the procedure. Our urologists also use narrow band illumination to increase bladder cancer detection.