Monitoring the bladderAt SD Urology, Dr. Wilson can help men throughout the San Diego area and La Mesa maintain optimal prostate health and treats a number of conditions including BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Cystoscopy is a test which allows the physician to view the inside of a patient’s bladder and urethra. It's performed using a thin, lighted camera known as a cystoscope. The doctor inserts this camera into the urethra and up into the bladder. The doctor can view areas of the bladder and urethra which typically don't appear clearly on an X-ray. The urologist can also insert tiny instruments through the tube to obtain samples of tissue, known as a biopsy, or urine. Small bladder stones and some smaller growths can also be removed with this technique. So the test can help prevent patients from having to go back for an additional operation.
A cystoscopy can be performed to:
Tell the doctor if you:
Follow the instructions provided by the urologist exactly, especially those regarding when to stop eating and drinking, or the surgery could be canceled. If the doctor tells you to take a medication on the day of surgery, do so with only a sip of water. Empty your bladder just prior to the test. You may receive medications to prevent a urinary tract infection which can occasionally be caused by the test.
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"Dr. Wilson did the kidney surgery and I'm very please with the outcome so far. He checked on me daily actually twice a day to see how I was doing. I feel great so far."
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