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What is a cystoscopy?

  • A cystoscopy is an examination of the bladder and urinary tract. It is performed via natural channels.
  • A thin tube (rigid or flexible) equipped with a lens connected to a light source and a camera is used (the cytoscope).
  • This exam helps the physician determine the nature of your health problem.
  • It enables the physician to obtain tissue samples.
  • It ensures that certain pathologies are monitored.

What to bring with you:

  • Your health insurance card;
  • A list of your medications;
  • A list of your allergies;
  • Your eye glasses;
  • Your hearing aids or other prostheses.

Do not bring:

  • Valuables (remove your jewellery and piercings);
  • Nail polish;
  • Perfume.

On arriving in the Endoscopy Unit

  • You will be asked to remove your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
  • A nurse will take your blood pressure and pulse.
  • The nurse will check your medical history.
  • You will then be directed to the waiting room.

Examination procedure

  • Someone will walk with you to the endoscopy room.
  • You will be able to speak with your physician for a few minutes before the examination begins.
  • A nurse will be present throughout the procedure.
  • You will be helped on to the examination table (in a gynecological or dorsal position).
  • Genital organs are disinfected.
  • To prevent infections, sterile fields are installed.
  • The physician gently inserts the cytoscope into the ureter, while injecting sterile water into the ureter to provide a clear view of the mucous membrane.
  • The procedure lasts from 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Your physician will give you instructions after your procedure.

Additional Notes

Patients with an appointment will receive 
an automated reminder by phone, up to
5 days prior to their appointment. 

This service requires a medical referral from your physician.


Registration : Level 2, wing B. Room 2B138

Arrive early, 45 minutes before your appointment.