Endoscopic tests in Urology

"Several tests are necessary to diagnose prostatitis with certainty".


Endoscopic tests are very useful in urology, since they allow direct visualization of the urethra, urinary tract and bladder without the need to intervene in the patient.

They are performed with sedation so they are not at all uncomfortable.

If any suspicious lesion is observed when they are performed, a biopsy may be necessary and the tissue analyzed.

The Urology Department of the Clinic has extensive experience in carrying out these tests, which are very useful for the diagnosis of urological problems.

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When are endoscopic tests indicated in Urology?

When correctly indicated, it is a very useful diagnostic tool in many diseases of the urinary tract, such as cystitis, prostatitis, bladder stones, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, ureteral stones, malformations of the urinary tract, urethritis and interstitial cystitis.

Most frequent indications of this test:

Do you have any of these diseases?

You may need to have an endoscopic test

Tipos de pruebas endoscópicas en Urología

It is an endoscopic exploration that introduces a thin tube through the urethral meatus, accessing the urethra and urinary bladder.

This tube or cystoscope incorporates a small video camera with a powerful light to visualize the inside of the urethra and urinary bladder. Through cystoscopy, lesions inside the urethra or bladder can be coagulated and biopsies taken for histological diagnosis.

The full name is urethrocystoscopy, because when this procedure is performed, first the urethra is examined and then the bladder. The procedure allows the urethra, prostate, bladder neck and bladder to be evaluated.

The procedure can be performed in the office and is generally outpatient, meaning that it does not require hospitalization.

It is an endoscopic examination of the ureter and sometimes the renal pelvis. It is performed by introducing the endoscope through the urethra and ascending it through the ureter's light.

Depending on the location of the stone, it may require sedo-analgesia, regional anesthesia or general anesthesia.

It is indicated in ureteral lithiasis or for the study of ureter-pelvis alterations, not clarified by conventional radiological methods or as alternative therapy in some processes.

It is the examination of the inside of the kidney and the ureter by means of a nephroscope. A nephroscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing.

It may also have a tool to remove tissue and look at it under a microscope for signs of disease.

Nephroscopy is a minimally invasive and highly resolving surgical technique in various urological pathologies, especially in large lithium masses and in the treatment of urothelial tumors of the renal pelvis.

Where do we perform them?


The Department of Urology
of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra

The Department of Urology of the University of Navarra Clinic offers the patient a medical team, composed of first-rate professionals, and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic means such as the Da Vinci® robotic surgery.

The Department of Urology possesses the certificate of accreditation of the European Board of Urology, a reinforcement of the excellence of the service at the level of care, teaching and research, which in Spain only three hospital centers possess.

Diseases we treat:

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Why at the Clinica?

  • A team of top-level professionals trained in international centers.
  • State-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • In 24-48 hours you can start the most appropriate treatment.