Dr. Eilber describes cystoscopy and explains if the test is painful.
Cystoscopy is looking inside the bladder. A lot of patients will get a bad visualization comparing it to colonoscopy, but it is very different. First of all, the cystoscope is much smaller. These days most urologists will use the flexible fiber optic scopes that are very small. Local anesthetic is usually given into the urethra so most patients have minimal discomfort. We do it in the office multiple times a day.
When patients have cystoscopy in my office, they come just like a regular follow-up visit. They drive themselves. They have the procedure, and 15 or 20 minutes later they are done. It’s very simple.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.