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.
Patients with an appointment at Hôpital Montfort will receive an automated confirmation call up to 5 days prior to their appointment.
Where do you go?
- Room 2B 138, endoscopy registration
- Arrive early, 45 minutes before your appointment.
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;
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.
- 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.