Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries - Insertion of a Suprapubic Catheter - Leaflet

This procedure involves a catheter drainage tube into the bladder placed via an incision in the skin (just above the pubic hair line). This is performed aided by a Cystoscopy (an inspection of the bladder and urethra with a telescope) which is carried out in an operating theatre. In keeping with the patient education programme, an allocated nurse should have provided you with bladder education to help you understand how your bladder has been affected following your spinal injury.

Release Date: 05 Jul 2017