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Expert: Disposable cystoscopes appear to be the future for office-based practices

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"If you were to look at this paper and others that are coming out like it, it appears that disposable cystoscopy is going to be the future for us," said David D. Thiel, MD.

In this interview, David D. Thiel, MD, discusses take-home messages from his study, “Conversion to Disposable Cystoscopes Decreased Post-procedure Encounters and Infections Compared to Reusable Cystoscopes.” Thiel is the chief of clinical practice at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Video Transcript:

The take-home message for this paper right now, in my opinion, is that disposable cystoscopes may be the future for us in office-based practice in that number 1, it looks like it may lead to less engagement of the healthcare system following the procedure. Number 2, it looks like it may lead to less infections compared to reusable scopes. And number 3, it eliminates the need for instrument reprocessing at your office. So, if you were to look at this paper and others that are coming out like it, it appears that disposable cystoscopy is going to be the future for us.

This transcription has been edited for clarity.

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