Q | how long does the procedure take?
A | The procedure takes approximately 5-10 minutes to perform. Once the local anaesthetic gel has been inserted, the cystoscope is passed up the urethra and into the bladder.
Using a camera attached to the scope, the urethra and bladder are checked for strictures (narrowing), stones, bladder tumours or any other abnormalities. If necessary, small biopsies can be taken down the telescope.
If any further procedures are necessary, this will be discussed with you after the flexible cystoscopy.
If further investigations or surgery are required, a date for rigid cystoscopy under general anaesthetic will be booked.