Cystoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the bladder and urethra using a specialized instrument called a cystoscope. During the procedure, the cystoscope is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to allow the doctor to examine the bladder lining for any abnormalities, such as tumors or inflammation. Cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and can be performed on an outpatient basis. It is commonly used to diagnose and treat conditions such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and bladder cancer.
A cystectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the bladder. This procedure is typically done when there is a cancerous or non-cancerous growth within the bladder or when the bladder is not functioning properly. Cystectomies can be performed using open surgery, laparoscopy, or robotic surgery, and may require a hospital stay of several days. As with any surgery, there are risks involved, but a cystectomy can often be a life-saving procedure for those with bladder issues.
Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves cutting or blocking the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. This is a permanent form of contraception, typically done on an outpatient basis. Vasectomy is a safe and effective procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia, and patients can usually resume normal activities within a few days. Many people opt for vasectomy as a method of family planning, and it is a popular choice among men who have completed their desired number of children.
Ureteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions related to the ureter, the tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder. During a ureteroscopy, a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached is inserted through the urethra and bladder, allowing doctors to visualize and access the ureter. This procedure is commonly used to remove kidney stones, tumors, or other blockages in the ureter. Ureteroscopy is a safe and effective procedure, and is often performed as an outpatient surgery, allowing patients to return home the same day.
A ureteric stent is a small, flexible tube that is inserted into the ureter to help urine flow from the kidney to the bladder. This procedure is typically done when there is a blockage or narrowing of the ureter, such as a kidney stone or a tumor. Ureteric stents can be inserted in a minimally invasive procedure and can be removed later on.