Christopher Schmidt, D.O., Urologist
Urology Procedure Center
Our urology procedure center provides the most advanced equipment, highly trained nurses and technologists and comfortable surroundings for patients undergoing cystoscopy, a procedure that allows the physician to examine the inside of the bladder and urethra.
Cystoscopy allows the urologist to look at areas of the bladder and urethra that usually do not show up well on X-rays. If an irregularity is found, the physician also may insert tiny surgical instruments through the cystoscope to remove tissue samples. In some instances, stones and small growths may be removed during cystoscopy.
Cystoscopy may be performed to:
- Find the cause of blood in the urine, painful urination, urinary incontinence, urinary frequency or hesitation, the inability to pass urine, or urinary urgency
- Diagnose and treat repeated urinary tract infections as well as those that don't respond to medications
- Look for blockages, stones or tumors
- Evaluate problems that cannot be detected on X-rays or other imaging technology
- Collect tissue samples
- Remove foreign objects
- Place catheters to help urine flow from the kidneys to the bladder