Removal Of The Tube Inside The Ureter?
Hello, I recently had a minor surgery because of a stone in my urethra. After the surgery, the doctor who treated me said, he put the tube in. I don’t want to unplug my hose with the same doctor. Can another doctor remove my tube? Thanks.
Hello Princess, Thank you for the question.
Did you mean a DJ stent? A DJ stent is a tube that is inserted into the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder) to keep urine flowing from the kidneys to the bladder. The installation of a DJ stent in kidney stone patients aims to keep the urine flowing until the stone can pass on its own or until the stone removal procedure is carried out further. If the stone is missing or removed by other procedures, the DJ stent will be removed. We recommend that you return to doing this stent removal with the urologist who handled you before because this doctor has examined and understood your condition. However, if you want to be treated by another urologist for one reason or another, you can of course do that. Don't forget to bring the results of your previous doctor's examination so that the doctor can learn about and find out about your condition.
Hope this information is helpful.