Blue Light Cystoscopy

Medical Intel from MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Blue Light Cystoscopy: A Better Way to Detect Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with a high rate of recurrence. Unfortunately, up to 30% of bladder tumors are overlooked, because they are often too small to see with the standard testing method called cystoscopy.

Fortunately, a new, FDA-approved method now available at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is helping doctors identify bladder tumors earlier thanks to better imaging. The technology is called Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®.

During this test, the patient is given a solution that is absorbed by the cancerous tissue. This causes it to appear fluorescent when exposed to “blue light,” which is created by a special camera and lens. This allows urologists to detect more of the cancer, remove it, and provide treatment to keep it from coming back.

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WHITE LIGHT CYSTOSCOPY

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BLUE LIGHT CYSTOSCOPY AS AN ADJUNCT TO WHITE LIGHT 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call

202-759-0267

As heard on WTOP Radio:

Lambros Stamatakis MD

Lambros Stamatakis MD
Director, Urologic Oncology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Lambros Stamatakis, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stamatakis, call 202-759-0267

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