What are Stone, Prostate, and Bariatric Surgery?

Stone, prostate, and bariatric surgery are different types of medical procedures that are done to remove, fix, or change parts of the human body as a form of medical treatment or cure.

Ureteroscopy, Shockwave Lithotripsy, and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy are the medical procedures used to treat kidney stone problems, Prostatectomy is the procedure used to remove the prostate, while Bariatric surgery is the operation used to make changes to the digestive system.

To get a better understanding of the medical terms provided, here are short descriptions or definitions of each of the medical procedures mentioned above:

Ureteroscopy

Ureteroscopy is a medical procedure that is commonly used to treat kidney stones. This involves the use of an instrument called ureteroscope which is inserted through the urinary meatus, passing through the bladder up through the area where the stone is located in the kidney.  After that, a small laser is passed through the instrument where it is used to remove or break up the stone.

Shockwave Lithotripsy

Another medical procedure that is often used to remove softer stones or stones that have a size of less than two centimeters is Shockwave Lithotripsy. This procedure involves the use of X-rays and sound waves to locate the stones and break them.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Another surgical procedure that is used for the treatment of kidney stones that are larger than two centimeters is Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. This surgery involves creating a small tunnel at the back of the patient to remove or break irregular or large shaped stones in the kidney.

Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy is the surgical procedure that is used to remove (partially or completely) the prostate. This procedure involves creating an incision into the skin of the patient in order to remove the prostate and other affected tissues.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to make changes to the digestive system of the patient. This procedure can be used to lose weight and as a treatment for sleep apnea, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

What to Expect After Going through these Medical Procedures?

Depending on the procedure that the patient had gone through, he or she may experience the following:

Kidney Stone
  • Blood in urine
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
Prostate
  • Pain
  • Constipation
  • Swelling
  • Urine leaking
  • Erectile dysfunction
Bariatric Surgery
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Itching

Although there are a lot of side effects that may result from your surgery or medical procedure, these conditions are temporary and can be managed efficiently with proper care, treatment, and medication.

However, if the patient is not taken care of or monitored properly, some complications may arise that may lead to serious medical problems. Because of this, it is recommended to acquire the service of Post-Acute Care Surgery services in order to make sure that the patient is safe and monitored properly while recovering from his or her surgery.

What Seva At Home’s Post-Acute Care Surgery (Stone/Prostate/Bariatric) Service Offers

​​Seva At Home’s Post-Acute Care Surgery (Stone/Prostate/Bariatric) services makes sure that your family members and loved ones receive the appropriate care, monitoring, and therapy that he or she needs to fully recover safely from the medical procedure that he or she has gone through without worrying about the risk of complications and problems.

Our Post-Acute Care Surgery package includes the following services:

Twice a Week Nutritionist Visits (3 to 4 Weeks)

Our nutritionist will assist and manage the patient’s dietary and food supplement to make sure that what he or she eats is healthy, nutritious, and is safe for rehabilitation and recovery purposes.

Health Monitoring, Checkup, and Counselling (Four times a Week – Four Hours per Visit)

Our senior registered nurse that specializes in rehabilitation will monitor the health and recovery of the patient by performing the necessary tests to ensure that no problems and complications arise. Furthermore, our nurse will help the patient clean and protect the surgery wounds, supervise medication and treatment, and provide the necessary counseling that is needed by the patient.

Weekly Doctor Visits and Consultation

Our doctor will conduct weekly visits to the patient to assess and evaluate his or her recovery status. Moreover, the doctor will provide the necessary treatment, medicine, and consultation that are needed to increase the patient’s chances of achieving good health and full recovery.

Daily Caretaker Assistance and Companionship (12 hours per Day)

Our nutritionist will assist and manage the patient’s dietary and food supplement to make sure that what he or she eats is healthy, nutritious, and is safe for rehabilitation and recovery purposes.