After removal of your bladder (cystectomy), you’ll need a new way to store and pass urine without a bladder. To do this, your surgeon will create a urinary diversion.
The three most commonly used urinary diversions are:
- The ileal conduit (with urostoma)
- The neobladder (with internal urine pouch)
- Rerouting ureters through the skin (ureterocutaneostomy)
Other options may be available at your treatment centre. Your doctor will recommend the best type of urinary diversion for you based on your situation.