What factors increase the risks of complications regarding suprapubic cystostomy?

Complications after suprapubic cystostomy are rare, but all surgical procedures have certain risks.

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.

Consult With Your Doctor to Review Potential Complications

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

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
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