A specialty Foley catheter is determined by the tip configuration, number of lumens or channels, and the size of the balloon. Specialty Foley catheters may have tip types such as Councill, Coude, Olive, Couvelaire, or Whistle and are typically used for surgical procedures.
To learn more about these catheters, please select an item from the list below.
Tiemann: Coude-tipped catheters are used to navigate the male urethra, particularly when a stricture is present. The Olive coude of this model features a slightly larger bulb at the tip to assist in negotiation of restrictions. Red latex offers additional stiffness that aids insertion and adds radiopacity. The 5cc balloon provides excellent seating in the bladder to minimize leakage and irritation to the trigone. (0102L- 5cc)
Carson: Used to navigate the male urethra, particularly when a stricture or BPH is present. Some urologists find the coude tip useful in navigating the neck of the bladder in female patients, allowing easier insertion and reduced irritation. Balloon is round and short to provide excellent seating in the bladder to minimize leakage and irritation to the trigone. (0168L)