Thank you for choosing Premier Medical Group.  We realize that it is a privilege to take care of you and will do our best to make the experience for this procedure as pleasant and easy as possible.

Prior to Cystoscopy

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Most patients undergoing cystoscopy will be given an antibiotic prior to start of the procedure. While most (>95%) patients undergo cystoscopy under local anesthesia, Premier Medical Group can provide intravenous sedation on select days at our Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie locations.  Please notify your doctor if you require this method, realizing that if you choose intravenous sedation YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE. YOUR RIDE MUST WAIT IN THE WAITING ROOM.

The Day of Cystoscopy

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When you arrive at the office, you will be greeted by one of Premier Medical Group’s nurses who will escort you to the procedure area.  You will be asked to remove your clothes as appropriate for the procedure.

When the nurse returns, you will be escorted to the OR bed and you will be administered a gel concentrated with a local anesthetic in your urethra.

A cystoscopy allows your physician to look inside the bladder with a very small lighted telescope.  After the procedure, your physician will discuss the results with you and (if you prefer) your family.  At this point, a specific plan will be communicated and a follow-up appointment scheduled.

Symptoms after Cystoscopy

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While most patients do not have any symptoms after the procedure, it is common to have some mild burning with urination and blood in the urine. These symptoms are typically very short-lived.  If these symptoms persist for more than 24 hours or any fever develops please call the office at (845)437-5000.

Our office is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm EST to assist you.  Should an off hours emergency arise, please call (845) 437-5000 and ask for the doctor on-call.