Cystoscopy Diagnostic Procedure Offered in Baltimore

Urogynecology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of The Gynecology Center at Mercy. Our skilled team of physicians utilizes a combination of diagnostic tools such as cystoscopy to diagnose urogynecologic conditions.

What is Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the inside of the bladder and the urethra. The procedure is used to examine problems and conditions of the urinary tract. The procedure can be completed several ways, using local anesthetic or general anesthesia, depending on the reason for the exam.

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How is Cystoscopy performed?

Cystoscopy is performed using an instrument known as a cystoscope. A cystoscope is a hallow tube equipped with a lens. The cystoscope is inserted into your urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cystoscope is then slowly advanced into the bladder for examination. In some cases, additional instruments may be used to take a tissue sample (biopsy).

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Who should receive Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy is a diagnostic tool that may be used to examine gynecologic conditions including the following:

The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will help determine when a cystoscopy is a suitable diagnostic tool.

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