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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.

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.

Bladder dilation

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £1,943 Included £1,943
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,143

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.

Removal of bladder lesion by cystoscopy

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £5,207 Included £5,207
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £5,407

Specialists offering Blue light cystoscopy (bladder scope)

Mr Sachin Agrawal

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS FRCS (Urol)

BMI The Runnymede 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 Munir Ahmed

Consultant Urological Surgeon

FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol) MSc (Med Ed Cardiff) MAcaMEd

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Fahd Khan

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MD, MRCS (Eng), MCh MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery), FRCS (Urol)

BMI The Priory Hospital 1 more BMI The Edgbaston Hospital

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Mr Ahmad Almushatat

Consultant Urological Surgeon

FRCS (Urol) MSc (Med. Science) FRCS, Board Cert. in Urology, MBChB

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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