Cystoscopy Used to Treat Bladder and Urinary Tract Conditions in Baltimore


Cystoscopy is the placement of a cystoscope through the urethra and into the bladder. This procedure allows the doctor to detect any abnormal conditions as well as perform a biopsy, if needed.

The doctors of The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, use cystoscopy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of bladder and urinary conditions. 

What is Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy is a screening procedure to view the bladder and urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder outside the body). With the aid of cystoscopy, doctors can diagnose, monitor and develop treatment plans for bladder and urinary tract medical conditions such as blood in the urine and interstitial cystitis.

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How is a Cystocopy performed?

Cystocopy is generally an outpatient procedure, and anesthetic may or may not be used. A hollow tube that includes a lens is inserted into the urethra and threaded into the bladder.  With this tool, the doctor can examine the lining of the bladder and urethra. 

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When is a Cystoscopy the best option?

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic tool that helps our doctors identify the causes of a medical condition and develop the best treatment plan for that condition.  Symptoms like blood in the urine, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence and painful urination can all be signs of other medical conditions like bladder cancer, bladder stones, ureteral calculus or an enlarged prostate.

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