What Is A Cystotomy?

A cystotomy is a surgical opening made when x-rays and blood tests indicate your pet is suffering from bladder stones, a tumour on the urinary bladder, blood clots, or a rupture or blockage. A cystotomy incision can also be used to procure a biopsy of the bladder.

Your pet will be placed under general anaesthesia before the procedure and following may have a catheter attached to help urine drain. The catheter can usually be removed after 24-72 hours.

If you have any questions about your pet’s cystotomy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.