UROLOGY

The most common urology procedures performed at Day Surgery Center include Cystoscopy and Prostate Needle Biopsy.

CYSTOSCOPY

Cystoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope. A cystoscopy allows your doctor to look at areas of your bladder and urethra that usually do not show up well on X-rays. A cystoscopy may be done to find the cause of symptoms such as blood in the urine painful urination, urinary incontinence and many other symptoms related to the urinary system.

PROSTATE NEEDLE BIOPSY

A prostate needle biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed from the prostate gland and examined under the microscope by a pathologist. Prostate biopsy is recommended when a digital rectal examination (a routine screening test for prostate diseases) reveals a lump or some other abnormality in the prostate. In addition, if blood tests reveal that the levels of certain markers, such as PSA, are above normal, the doctor may order a biopsy. This test is usually done to determine whether the patient has prostate cancer. Occasionally, it may also be used to diagnose a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia that causes enlargement of the prostate. In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men over 50, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.