What is a Rigid Cystoscopy?

Examination and biopsy of bladder via cystoscope. A cystoscopy is a medical procedure. It involves a doctor using an instrument called a cystoscope (a thin tube with a light and a small camera at the end) to look inside the bladder. A rigid cystoscopy uses a rigid telescope (cystoscope).

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Rigid Cystoscopy ​- who is it for?

Who Is A Rigid Cystoscopy For?

A rigid cystoscopy is essential for diagnosing conditions that impact the bladder and urinary system.

What are the benefits?

A rigid cystoscopy is a day surgery and you can return home on the same day.

What happens During Surgery?

You will need to fast in the lead up to the operation. 

A general or spinal anaesthetic (epidural) will be administered before the surgery commences.

The rigid cystoscope will be inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder. Your Urologist will examine the images inside your bladder on a screen and diagnose your condition.

Small surgical instruments will then be passed down through the cystoscope so the Urologist can take a biopsy (sample of bladder tissue) or treat the affected area. 

A cystoscopy is generally not painful but can be uncomfortable.

How long will I stay in hospital?

A rigid cystoscopy is a day surgery and you can return home on the same day.

What is my recovery time?

As long as you avoid activities that may irritate your prostate, you should be able to return to normal activities within a few days and notice significant improvements within 2 weeks.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
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