Telescopic inspection of your bladder and urethra (waterpipe) under local anesthetic. We can also take small bladder biopsies, remove a stent from your ureter (the tube between your kidney and bladder) and inject Botox into the wall of your bladder using this technique.
Your urologist (or a member of their team) will briefly review your history and medications and will discuss the surgery again with you to confirm your consent.
The possible after-effects and your risk of getting them are shown below. Some are self-limiting or reversible, but others are not. We have not listed rare after-effects (occurring in less than 1 in 250 patients) individually. The impact of these after-effects can vary a lot from patient to patient; you should ask your surgeon’s advice about the risks and their impact on you as an individual.
Your risk of getting an infection in the hospital is approximately 8 in 100 (8%); this includes getting MRSA or a Clostridium diffcile bowel infection. The risk is lower for “outpatient” procedures but higher if you are in a “high-risk” group of patients such as patients who have had:
Please tell a member of the medical team if you have:
We will tell you how the procedure went, and you should ask:
We will give you advice about what to look out for when you get home. Your surgeon or nurse will also give you details of who to contact, and how to contact them, in the event of problems.