Suprapubic Catheter Insertion
What is a Suprapubic catheter insertion?
A suprapubic catheter is a type of catheter that is inserted through a hole in your tummy (abdomen) and then directly into your bladder and is attached to a collection bag strapped to your leg or can be attached to a flip flow valve that opens to allow urine to be drained into a toilet, and closes to allow the bladder to fill with urine until drainage is convenient
Suprapubic catheter insertion is a procedure that can be done under general anaesthetic, epidural anaesthetic or local anaesthetic.
A suprapubic catheter is used when the urethra is damaged or blocked , or when if unable to use an intermittent catheter.This type of catheter is usually changed every 12 weeks.