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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.

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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.

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.

Blue light cystoscopy has is a safe and established procedure with no major complications.

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.

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 £1,579 Included £1,579
Consultants fees from* £200 N/A Included Included £571
Guide price £2,150

* Includes Anaesthetist fee


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 £5,750 Included £5,750
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £5,950

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering Blue light cystoscopy (bladder scope)

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Mr Lorenzo Dutto

Consultant Urologist

FEBU, PhD

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Deepak Batura

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS

The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Jeetesh Bhardwa

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, MD, FRCS(UROL)

Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Mr Shailesh Kulkarni

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MS, MRCS, MCh(urol), FEBU, FRCS(urol)

The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Amar Mohee

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBChB MD FRCS (UROL)

The Highfield Hospital 1 more The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Marcus Cumberbatch

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, PhD, MSc, BSc, FRCS Urol

The Park Hospital

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