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Urological endoscopy Treatment & Diagnostics in Alwarpet, Chennai

Urological endoscopy

Urinary tract diseases and infections are generally irritating, painful, and discomforting. They not only cause lots of inconveniences but also hamper your quality of life. That is why it's essential to treat such problems as soon as possible. Urological endoscopy is a surgical procedure used to treat urinary tract problems. It's a very safe procedure.

What Do We Need to Know About Urological Endoscopy?

Endoscopic surgeries are done as a better alternative to open surgeries. These surgeries require more minor cuts and minimal insertion into the body. An endoscope is a skinny, long, flexible tube with an attached camera used to diagnose and treat urological problems. This surgery causes less trauma to the patient and usually takes an hour to perform. 

Who Qualifies for a Urological Endoscopy?

Patients facing problems in the context of the below-mentioned points automatically qualify for a urological endoscopy:

  • Reappearing urinary tract infections
  • Blood in the urine 
  • Painful urination
  • Constant urge to urinate
  • Unable to empty the bladder 
  • Leakage of urine
  • Slow urination
  • Bleeding in the prostate 
  • BPH symptoms

Why Is a Urological Endoscopy Conducted?

This procedure is conducted for the diagnosis and the treatment of urological disorders like:

  • Prostate and bladder cancer 
  • Stones in kidneys and the UT.
  • Kidney blockages 
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Abnormal tissues like tumors
  • To insert a stent

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Different Types of Urological Endoscopy

Urologic endoscopies can be done in two ways : 

  • Cystoscopy – This is performed to treat and diagnose problems of the urethra and urinary bladder.
  • Ureteroscopy – An endoscope with a longer tube is required in this procedure. This is performed to treat and diagnose problems of the kidney and ureters.

Benefits of Urological Endoscopy

Advantages of the urological endoscope are :

  • It is less traumatic and minimally invasive
  • Performed within an hour
  • Less painful
  • Small incisions are made on the body
  • Quick recovery time
  • Low chances of infection
  • Very minimal scarring
  • Minimal blood loss

Risks and Complications Involved With a Urological Endoscopy

This procedure is considered to be one of the safest surgical methods. However, it involves some general post-surgical complications like:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • If a stent is inserted, then a second procedure is done for its removal
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction.

Reference 

https://www.sutterhealth.org/services/urology/urologic-endoscopy

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/minimally_invasive_robotic_surgery/types.html

What type of doctor performs this surgery?

A urologist will perform urological endoscopy.

What are the disadvantages of this procedure?

This procedure is highly technical and requires highly specialized surgeons to perform. It's a bit costly at the same time.

When to see a doctor for Urological endoscopy?

When you experience common urinary tract problems like frequent or less urination, burning while urinating, blood in urine immediately seeks medical attention. Search on the internet ‘ urologist near me or ‘urological treatment hospital near me.’

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