A cystoscopy is a medical procedure typically preformed in office, where Dr Lance Walsh uses a thin, tube-like telescope called a cystoscope to look directly into the bladder for a close examination of the lining. This procedure is used to help find the cause of symptoms, such as hematuria or blood in the urine, and to treat or monitor conditions.
If during a cystoscopy Dr Walsh discovers any abnormal growths or suspicious areas, he may remove tissue samples via a biopsy and send them to the laboratory fir further examination.
There are two types of cystoscopies available, white light and blue light. Dr Walsh has access to both types in clinic as well as in the operating room, which makes Advanced Urology Institute at Titus one of three in the state of Texas to offer this advanced technology.
Blue light, combined with Cysview, helps Dr Walsh to visually assess the health of the bladder and enhances irregularities that are caused to fluoresce pink. With this use of blue light and Cysview, detection of suspicious areas is significantly improved, thus enabling for earlier diagnosis, treatment and bladder preservation.
Bladder image using white light cystoscopy alone
Same image using BLC with Cysview as an adjunct to white light