Saturday, April 28, 2007

Holmium laser for stone treatment

This friday we asked Dr. Ibarluzea, from Bilbao, to help us with a very complex case. A patient with a single kidney full of stones. He had progressive renal insuficiency and kidney infections. Dr Ibarluzea is a stone expert and he said this was the most difficult case he had ever seen.

Dr. Llanes is the director of our stone unit, and he is also an expert in minimally invasive stone surgery (PCNL, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopy). We all had a hard time sorting out this case...

I bring this video up here to show how lasers have other applications in urology apart from prostate surgery. This laser allows to treat patients with stones in the urinary tract. We used a "stonelight" 15 watt holmium laser, from AMS.

Sorry, the video is in Spanish...

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