What Is a Cysto-Diathermy?
A cysto-diathermy is a healthcare procedure in which a rigid or flexible cystoscope is passed into and through the urinary tract of either the male penis, (past the prostrate to the bladder) or the front female passage. This procedure is used to view existing problems in the bladder and kidney areas and answer urological questions that external x-rays may not. A cysto-diathermy retrieves biopsies, produces x-rays, removes kidney stones, and is a non-intrusive healthcare medical procedure.
Who Needs a Cysto-Diathermy?
A cysto-diathermy is for patients who may need such things as an internal biopsy, growth extraction, x-ray, kidney stone removal, diseased areas burned or snipped away, or the bladder flushed. It can also clarify answers that are raised during an MRI or x-ray.
How Is a Cysto-Diathermy Procedure Performed?
During a cysto-diathermy, a cystoscope allows the healthcare provider to view the bladder and kidney areas. The cystoscope is passed into the urinary tract of the male penis, (past the prostrate to the bladder) or inserted into the front female passage. The cystoscope is equipped to take biopsies, x-rays, flush the bladder with liquid, and view the bladder and kidney area through a telescopic lens. After a cysto-diathermy, a healthcare professional may insert a catheter into the urinary tract to release urine. Anesthesia, spinal block, or anesthetic jelly-inserted into the urethra will be used to displace pain. The procedure lasts ten to twenty minutes. Once the patient voids on his or her own, a healthcare professional will allow his or her hospital release, unless the tests determine that more immediate action is required (like additional surgery). There is little need for pain medication and normal activity, along with work, may resume within three days.