A Cystoscopy is one of the most common procedures performed in urology. "Cyst" is the Greek word for bladder and "scopy" means to examine with use of an instrument. So, cystoscopy is the examination of your bladder using a camera.
The cystoscope is the camera used in the procedure. This is a small, flexible camera that allows the urologist to view the urethra and the bladder.
This is typically performed in our clinic without anesthetic. The actual procedure typically takes less than five minutes but the set up and office appointment may be up to a half an hour.