What tests are required prior to the suprapubic cystostomy surgery?

Your doctor will tell you what preoperative tests are required prior to the surgery after establishing that this is the right treatment option for you.

Prior to the procedure, you'll be asked questions about your health, medical history, and medications you are taking or may have recently stopped taking. Based on these key factors, your doctor will be able to tell you if suprapubic cystostomy surgery is the most suitable treatment option for you.

In order to check if you have any medical problems that might need to be treated before your operation, or if you'll need special care during or after the surgery, you will undergo:

  • a physical exam
  • imaging scans
  • blood tests
  • urine tests

It is important to be in the best health condition possible at the time of surgery, which is why a pre-operative appointment is standard practice. Some tests prior to surgery are routine for all patients, while others may only be done if the patient has a history of certain medical conditions.

If you have questions about the pre-op process or want to discuss whether an existing medical condition affects your ability to have a suprapubic cystostomy surgery, contact Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital today for a consultation appointment.

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