It is a procedure that seeks to make a diagnosis which consists of inserting an endoscope (a tiny camera) into the bladder. The purpose is to explore the bladder and urethral tract to obtain images of the tissues and internal walls in order to identify different types of blockages towards the kidneys.
This procedure is usually performed when there is suspicion of:
Before the procedure:
- Make sure your body hygiene is optimal.
- Follow the recommended fasting time.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication.
When the procedure is complete:
The surgery lasts approximately one hour and is usually performed under local or general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home on the same day.
You will have mild discomfort when urinating for two to three days after the procedure. You will soon be able to resume your life and normal activities.
- Slight bleeding.
- Sore throat.
In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.
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