Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is an inspection of the bladder and urethra. A cystoscopy is used by Consultants at OneWelbeck to diagnose a variety of health issues which include bladder cancer, bladder control issues, enlarged prostates and urinary tract infections.

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What is a cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy is an inspection of the bladder and urethra. A cystoscopy is used by doctors at Welbeck to diagnose a variety of health issues which include bladder cancer, bladder control issues, enlarged prostates and urinary tract infections.

A cystoscopy involves a telescope that is passed through the urethra to examine the bladder and urethra. A simple exploratory procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes, including preparation. Occasionally, doctors may take a small biopsy of an abnormal area and cauterise the biopsy site.


What does a cystoscopy involve?

A telescope is inserted into your bladder through the urethra to inspect the interior of your bladder. We may take small biopsies from any abnormal areas and cauterise the biopsy sites to stop any bleeding.


What are the alternatives to a cystoscopy?

There are two alternative procedures offered at Welbeck:

  1. Flexible cystoscopy – a similar procedure, but performed under local or general anaesthetic with a flexible instrument
  2. Observation – no treatment, but monitoring of any change in your symptoms over a period of time

Test / diagnostic pricing

Please contact the centre to discuss pricing.


Overview

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Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.

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Doctor Referral Only

You will generally need to get a referral letter from your NHS GP, Private GP, or other doctor to access this service or treatment. Find out more including how we can assist you

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Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.

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Consultation Required

For this treatment you will need to have a 1-to-1 consultation at OneWelbeck first. To book in with our team of expert clinicians or to find out more about the process contact the relevant centre team.

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Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.

Cystoscopy Specialists

We have brought together a group of leading gynaecologists and breast specialists to form our Women’s Health team. With over 200 years of combined experience, these expert clinicians are the best in their field and are all focused on delivering the very best patient care.