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A procedure where a cystoscope (a narrow telescope) is passed through the urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) into the bladder. The bladder is then filled with water causing it to stretch. This is usually done to aid diagnosis for patients with painful bladder syndrome.
A procedure used to examine and diagnose problems with the bladder. A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and moved up into the bladder. The camera on the cystoscopy relays images to a screen where they can be viewed by a specialist.
The epididymis is a small organ over the back of each testicle where sperm are stored. A cyst can develop in this area and enlarge with fluid, becoming uncomfortable. The cyst can be removed during surgery under general anaesthetic.
When a cystoscopy is performed using a flexible cystoscope, a thin, flexible tube used to look inside the bladder.
This is an operation to release a fold of skin on the underside of the penis in order to prevent pain and discomfort during intercourse.
This operation removes fluid that collects around a testicle, called a hydrocoele. Most hydrocoeles are harmless and only need treatment if they become uncomfortable.
The surgical altering of the urethral opening to enlarge it.
A plastic surgical operation on the foreskin of the penis to widen a narrow, non-retracting foreskin.
Scrotal surgery can include a range of surgical procedures to correct various conditions, including the removal of hydroceles (fluid pouches around the testicle), epididymal cysts and the repair of varicose veins around the testicle.
This surgical procedure involves cutting away a section of the prostate gland in order to treat prostate enlargement. A TURP is usually performed using a spinal anaesthetic (epidural).
A procedure that involves the gentle stretching of the urethra, the tube through which you pass urine. A thin plastic rod is passed into the urethra either under local or general anaesthetic. Rods of increasing thickness are gently inserted to gradually widen the stricture.
The surgical procedure for male sterilisation. The vasa deferentia (tubes through which semen passes during ejaculation) are severed and tied to prevent sperm entering into the seminal stream.