What is D-J stenting?
DJ stent or double J stent is a small, hollow tube which is temporarily placed in the ureter to allow the normal drainage of urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Stents are usually implanted after stone removal surgery. These allow your kidneys to heal and minimize the risks of swelling.
The diagnostic modality used by the doctor depends upon the underlying condition or indication for which the surgery is being performed. These include urinary tract obstruction. Hydronephrosis infection, renal failure, etc.
The procedure is performed under the influence of general or local anaesthesia. It involves the use of a tiny, flexible tube with a camera fitted on it. This is introduced inside the patient’s body via the urethra and directed towards the bladder, which is then thoroughly inspected. The doctors may also use x-ray imaging guidance to assess the urinary tract and locate the area that has been obstructed. The stent is slowly positioned inside the ureter, using a guidewire.
To prepare for surgery, take good care of your health and try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.
Depending upon the procedure and the patient's health, our surgeons may recommend some patients to medications. However, these medications are prescribed after a thorough evaluation of their medical history and overall health. Therefore, you need to inform the doctor about your allergies and previous medical conditions in advance
Recovery time after the surgery may vary from one patient to another. Usually, it depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, the type of surgery and the adversity of the problem that is being addressed during the surgery. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor about the same prior to your surgery.