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DJ stent Removal

Understanding DJ Stent Removal (Day Care)

DJ stent removal, also known as double J stent removal, is a minor medical procedure performed to remove a ureteral stent that has been previously inserted to relieve urinary obstruction or facilitate healing after certain urological procedures. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day without the need for an overnight hospital stay.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort and safety throughout the DJ stent removal process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation, the urologist will evaluate the patient’s medical history, symptoms, and the reason for the DJ stent placement. The urologist will discuss the risks and benefits of the stent removal procedure and address any questions or concerns the patient may have.

  2. Preoperative Evaluation: Before the procedure, the patient may undergo urine tests, imaging studies, and other preoperative evaluations to assess overall health and identify any underlying medical conditions that may affect the procedure’s outcome. The patient may also be advised to discontinue certain medications or supplements that could increase the risk of bleeding or other complications during the procedure.

  3. Surgical Procedure: DJ stent removal is typically performed in an outpatient setting, either in the urology clinic or a day care facility. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia or sedation to ensure patient comfort. During the procedure, the urologist inserts a cystoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera) into the urethra and advances it into the bladder. The stent is visualized with the cystoscope, and specialized instruments are used to grasp and remove the stent from the ureter. Once the stent is removed, the cystoscope is gently withdrawn, and the procedure is complete.

  4. Postoperative Care: After DJ stent removal, patients are monitored for any signs of complications such as bleeding, infection, or urinary retention. Most patients experience mild discomfort or urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency, or burning with urination, which typically resolve within a few days. Pain medications, antibiotics, and instructions for postoperative care may be provided as needed. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure, although strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for a short period to allow for healing.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for DJ Stent Removal (Day Care)?

  1. Urology Expertise: Our team of experienced urologists specializes in minimally invasive urological procedures, including DJ stent removal, with expertise and precision.

  2. Convenient Day Care Setting: DJ stent removal is performed in a day care setting, allowing patients to return home the same day without the need for an overnight hospital stay. This provides convenience and comfort for patients and minimizes disruption to their daily routines.

  3. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our urology clinics and day care facilities are equipped with advanced technology and equipment to ensure safe and effective DJ stent removal procedures.

  4. Comprehensive Care: In addition to DJ stent removal, we offer a wide range of urological services and treatments to address various urological conditions, including kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and prostate disorders.

  5. Patient-Centered Approach: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Our urologists provide compassionate care and support throughout the DJ stent removal process, ensuring that patients feel informed and confident in their treatment decisions.

If you have a DJ stent that needs to be removed and are considering a day care procedure, contact Neo TrueNorth today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced urologists.

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