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Kasturba Hospital gets Urology Laser System

Staff Correspondent

Manipal: D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MP, inaugurated the Urology Laser System at Kasturba Hospital here on Friday.

Pro-Chancellor of Manipal University H.S. Ballal, registrar G.K. Prabhu, dean of Kasturba Medical College P. Sripati Rao, Medical Superintendent of the hospital T.S. Raghu Raman were present on the occasion.

A press release issued by the hospital said it (the hospital) had launched a comprehensive laser programme for urology surgical treatment.

The new laser facilities will now be available for treatment of bladder tumours, strictures and kidney stones.

According to the Head of the Urology Department Joseph Thomas, the new facility will provide world class surgical options to the patients in this region.

The laser machine has minute endoscopes that make the treatment more comfortable experience for the patients.

The time taken for discharge will be reduced and patients can go home in a day or two as the surgery is done with very small endoscopes.

More options

With the acquisition of the latest Odyssey 30 Holmium Laser System, urologists had better and more options to safely treat stones in the bladder, ureter and kidney, as well as tumours and ureteral strictures.

The Urology Laser System is equipped with enough power to treat any renal stone —regardless of size, position or composition — and a green aiming beam to enhance visibility of the treatment site.

According to experts, there is an increase in the proportion of the population affected by kidney stones because of dehydration and diet.

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