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Overlook Medical Center: The Patient Experience
During your first visit to our office, your doctor will conduct an interview and consultation followed by a physical exam. After gaining adequate insight about your concerns, your doctor may recommend specialized testing. The following tests are available through our office:
Cystoscopy/Urethroscopy - A diagnostic procedure that allows us to look inside of your urethra and bladder using a small lighted scope. Special lenses and mirrors allow us to detect inflammation, stones or tumors of the bladder.
Ultrasound - A procedure that uses sound waves to study the anal sphincter, bladder, urethra, kidneys, ureters or other pelvic organs. Tumors and other pelvic masses, including abscesses, can be identified using ultrasound techniques.
Urodynamic testing - The name for a variety of tests that require a small catheter to be inserted into the bladder. The tests evaluate lower urinary tract function (bladder and urethra), including storing and emptying urine. These procedures are performed in the office.
Dynamic flouroscopy of the pelvic floor - A quick, painless x-ray procedure that measures the extent of prolapse during defecation.
Intravenous pyelography (IVP) - An x-ray procedure that photographs the movement of dye injected into the body from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder and out of the body.
Electrodiagnostic testing of the pelvis floor - To evaluate the nerve function of the pelvic floor, the body's responses to a series of small electrical impulses are measured.
Anal mamometry - A test that uses a small catheter within the rectum to determine how well the anal sphincter works.