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Cystoscopy blue light

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

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £1,818 Included £1,818
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,018

Removal of bladder lesion by cystoscopy

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £4,873 Included £4,873
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £5,073

Specialists Offering Blue light cystoscopy (bladder scope)

Ms Justine Sarah Royle

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB MD FRCS (UROL & ED)

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Mr Jeremy Elkabir

Consultant Urologist

MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), FEBU

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Jeetesh Bhardwa

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, MD, FRCS(UROL)

BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital 1 more BMI Bishops Wood Hospital

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Mr Erik Havranek

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, MD, FEBU, FRCS(Urol)

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Andrew Chetwood

Consultant Urologist

BMedSci (Hons), MBChB (Hons), FRCS (Urol) Gold Medal

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Will Green

Consultant Urologist

BSc BMBS FRCS MPhil

BMI The Park Hospital 1 more BMI The Lincoln Hospital

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Ways to pay

credit card

Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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insurance

Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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