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 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.
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.
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 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 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: