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Blue light cystoscopy (bladder scope)

Cytoscopy using blue light is a modern and highly effective procedure to inspect the bladder and view cancers.

What is a blue light cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy involved visual inspection of the bladder lining using a telescope, usually to diagnose or rule out bladder cancer. Until recently normal ‘white’ light was used. However, we now know that some bladder cancers are missed by ‘white light’ cystoscopy. A new technique called blue light cystoscopy shows bladder cancers much more clearly.

What are the benefits?

There is good evidence that using ‘blue light’ cystoscopy allows the detection of more bladder cancers resulting in more effective treatment. This in turns means that patients get fewer cancer recurrences.

How safe is the treatment?

Blue light cystoscopy has been available for 5 years and is extremely safe with no major complications.

Paying for your operation

Cystoscopy (blue light) costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

Bladder dilation

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £1,943 Included £1,943
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £2,143

Removal of bladder lesion by cystoscopy

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £5,207 Included £5,207
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £5,407

Specialists offering Blue light cystoscopy (bladder scope)

Mr Guy Webster

Consultant Urologist

MB ChB , FRCS Ed , Eng , (Urol) , FEBU

BMI The Cavell Hospital 3 more BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Barnaby Chappell

Consultant Urologist

BSc, MBBS, MSc,FRCS (Urol)

BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Donald MacDonald

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BA, BM BCh, FRCS(Urol)

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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Mr Sarb Sandhu

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MBBS(Lon) MD(Lon) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol)

BMI Syon Clinic

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Mr Ahmed Ali

Consultant Urology Surgeon

FRCS (Urol), MSc (Urol), MRCS Diploma, MBChB

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Rob Gray

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MB ChB (Hons), FRCS (Urol)

BMI The Chiltern Hospital 1 more BMI The Shelburne Hospital

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