The cystoscope is perhaps the most significant of all contributions of urology to medicine. The cystoscope is a thin, lighted instrument used to look inside the bladder and remove tissue samples or small tumors. Paving the way for endoscopy and laparoscopy, the cystoscope remains one of the major ways physician use to look into the human body. Learn more about the history of cystoscopy.
The Didusch Center's cystoscopy contains nearly 600 cystoscopes—ranging from a replica of the pre-cystoscopy candle-fueled Lichtleiter (developed in the 1800s by Philip Bozzini) to modern-day flexible, fiber-optic models.