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Dr. Maria Jacobs leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center bringing passion, enthusiasm and a heart for caring to her patients.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and conditions. Mercy's urologists treat a broad range of urological disorders including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence. Our doctors utilize state-of-the-art treatment options including brachytherapy, cryotherapy and non-invasive lithotripsy, among others.
Dr. Blaine Kristo offers urologic care focusing on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate and kidney disorders.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.