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At Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, our team of endoscopists have vast experience performing cystoscopies.

What is a cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy is an examination of the inside of your bladder and urethra (the tube that passes urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) using a special instrument called a flexible cystoscope. A flexible cystoscope is a thin telescope with a light at the end.

What does the procedure involve?

A flexible cystoscopy is usually performed under local anaesthetic. This procedure is usually performed as a day case meaning you will be able to go home on the day of your procedure.

During the procedure

  • A jelly-like substance will be applied to your urethra. This is a local anaesthetic to numb the area and help the flexible cystoscope pass through your urethra.
  • Your consultant will ease the flexible cystoscope gently through your urethra and carefully examine the passage as well as the lining of your bladder.
  • Sterile water will be used to irrigate the bladder.
  • The consultant will look for any abnormalities and may take a urine or tissue sample for analysis.
  • You may be given antibiotics to help prevent any infection either prior to or after the procedure

After the procedure

After your cystoscopy, you will be taken to the recovery area before allowing you to eat, drink and pass water, reassuring us that you are able to return home safely.

  • For the first 24-48 hours after a flexible cystoscopy, you may experience a burning sensation when urinating.
  • In addition, if you have had a tissue sample taken you may see blood in your urine.
  • Drink plenty of water to help ease these symptoms most people recover well from a flexible cystoscopy. 
  • Your consultant will discuss the results with you following the procedure.

Complications and risks

Although rare, every surgical procedure carries a small degree of risk. Specific complications from a cystoscopy can include:

  • Swelling in your urethra (inability to pass urine)
  • Urinary tract infection
Your consultant will discuss the risks with you during your consultation.
Find out more about Cystoscopy
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Guide price

Bladder Examination - Cystoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £200
Treatment £2,630
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £2,630
Guide price £2,830
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The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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