Cystoscopy is a test which allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument known as cystoscope. This cystoscope is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into the bladder. Cystoscopy procedure is generally carried on by your doctor to look at those areas of your bladder and urethra which are usually not seen well on X-rays. Small surgical instruments can be inserted through the cystoscope which allows your doctor to remove samples of tissues (biopsy).
During a cystoscopy procedure small bladder stones or some small growths can be removed by your doctor thus eliminating the need for more extensive surgery.
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Why is the Cystoscopy procedure done?
Find the cause of symptoms such as blood in the urine which is known as Hematuria, painful urination which is known as Dysuria, Urinary incontinence, urinary frequency or hesitancy, an inability to pass urine (retention), or a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate (urgency).
Find the cause of problems of the urinary tract, such as frequent, repeated urinary tract infections or urinary tract infections which do not respond to treatment.
Look for problems in the urinary tract, such as blockage in the urethra caused by an enlarged prostate, kidney stonesor tumours.
Evaluate the problems that cannot be seen on X-ray or for further investigations of the problems detected by USG (ultrasonography).
Remove samples of tissues for biopsy.
How is the cystoscopy procedure done?
About an hour before the test, you may be given a sedative to help you relax. An intravenous (IV) needle may be placed in a vein in your arm to give you other medicines and fluids. You need to lie on your back on a special table with your knees bent, legs apart and your feet or thighs may be supported by stirrups. Your genital area will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution, and your abdomen and thighs will be covered with sterile cloths.
After the anaesthetic takes effect, a cystoscope will be inserted into your urethra and slowly moved into your bladder. After the cystoscope is inside your bladder, either sterile water or saline is injected through the scope which helps in expansion of your bladder and to create a clear view. A medicine will be injected through the scope to reduce chances of infection. Small instruments may be inserted through the cystoscope may be inserted through the scope to collect samples of tissues for biopsy which are later sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Who does the Cystoscopy procedure?
An urologist does the Cystoscopy procedure.
How long does it take to complete the Cystoscopy procedure?
The cystoscope is usually in your bladder for only 2 to 10 minutes. But the entire test may take up to approximately 45 minutes or longer if other X-ray tests are done at the same time.
How does it feel during or after the cystoscopy procedure?
If a general anaesthesia is used, you may feel nothing during the test, but after the effect of the anaesthesia is gone your muscles may feel achy. Some people may also experience nausea after receiving a general anaesthesia.
In case of local anaesthesia, you may feel a burning sensation or an urge to urinate when the instrument is inserted and removed. When the sterile water or saline is put inside your bladder you may feel a cool sensation and an urgent need to urinate. Try to relax during the test by taking slow, deep breaths.
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a) For excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India. World over NABH is considered equivalent to JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) - the standards followed in US for hospital accreditation. Of more than 1000 hospitals in India who have applied for NABH even after 6 years not even 100 hospitals have been able to achieve the high quality standard required to get NABH accreditation. In the lead story of November 2011 issue of National News Magazine THE WEEK “India’s Best Hospitals” were covered based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list of “India’s Best Hospitals”.
For excellence in quality of routine and Superspecialty pathology testing DESUN Pathology lab has also received the prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). In Eastern India only DESUN pathology lab has in-house facilities to perform superspecialty pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This benefits DESUN’s patients tremendously and there is practically no waiting time for getting test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 / 4 days for get test results. Thus there is no delay in diagnosis and therefore, prompt and accurate treatment for DESUN’s patients.
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There are only 7 hospitals in West Bengal considered by West Bengal Government as “Class 1 Hospital Service Providers” under the West Bengal Health Scheme – WBHS. DESUN is the first name in this list.
There are more than 100 hospitals in Eastern India empanelled by Central Government under Central Government Health Scheme – CGHS. Of these 100 only 2 hospitals have been able to qualify the high standards and have, therefore, been able to achieve the status of “Superspecialty Hospital” by CGHS. DESUN is one of the 2 Superspecialty hospitals categorized by CGHS.
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2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.
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With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.