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Cystoscopy

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Examination of the urinary bladder via camera
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National Costs

Nationally, if an out-of-pocket is charged by a specialist, it’s an average of $1560
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Reported Average
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$100
If an out-of-pocket is charged, it’s an average of $1560
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$1
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Cost Breakdown

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Costs by State

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Helpful Information

Cystoscopy - What is a Cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy means looking inside the bladder by passing an instrument with a video camera through the urethra (the channel that the urine comes out).  Like other “scopes” the patient does not know in advance whether something will be found so the procedure may turn into something more major.

Cystoscopy - Why is a Cystoscopy done?

A cystoscopy is used when a patient’s symptoms suggest something is wrong in the bladder, and also to monitor progress of treatment. The commonest symptom requiring cystoscopy is bleeding in the urine. Other symptoms include pain in the bladder, problems with urinary control and certain infections.  The thing we are looking for is often a bladder tumour. In spite of the great advances in medical imaging a cystoscopy is still the best way of looking for bladder tumours.

Cystoscopy is also used to access the bladder for a number of other types of treatment (eg kidney stones, tumours)  but it is not usually charged for separately in these cases.

Cystoscopy - Flexible or Rigid?

Cystoscopy used to always involve a rigid instrument, this was pretty uncomfortable so a general anaesthetic was usually needed. In recent years it has often been done with a flexible instrument, which doesn’t need a general anaesthetic. The drawback of flexible cystoscopy is that if something is found that needs to be treated it often can’t be managed through the flexible cystoscope. The patient then needs to have a general anaesthetic, usually on another day. A flexible cystoscopy is best used when the procedure is a checkup and there is not a high likehood of finding something nasty.

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