Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Alert: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) information for patients and visitors LEARN MORE >>

What factors increase the risks of complications regarding suprapubic cystostomy?

Before your procedure, talk to your surgeon about your possibilities to manage factors that may increase your risk of complications. The most serious complications of suprapubic cystostomy are bowel injury and the perforation of the intestine. These serious complications can be avoided if the suprapubic cystostomy is performed by a trained and experienced medical team.

As part of your preoperative preparation, your doctor will tell you what you need to do before the surgery and what to avoid in order to prevent complications.

Some of the factors that contribute to the risk of complications regarding suprapubic cystostomy are:

  • smoking
  • alcohol consumption
  • chronic diseases
  • obesity

The risk of complications may also increase if the patient:

  • has bladder cancer
  • suffers from bleeding disorders
  • is on medications that reduce blood clotting
  • had previous abdominal surgery

Understanding potential risk factors will help you and your doctor prepare for safer surgery. Our highly skilled healthcare professionals help lower these risks by examining your medical history and conducting a health assessment before suprapubic cystostomy and by monitoring and supervising your care during and after surgery.


Disclaimer: We do not assume responsibility for the use of the provided information or its interpretation. Our efforts are towards providing current and reliable information; however these should not be considered, or used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment.

Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/