The Holmium laser has significantly improved the management of stones, providing a less invasive and more effective treatment. Holmium lasers and associated fibers effectively fragment stones of any composition or size throughout the urinary tract. They are used in two types of procedures, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopy.
The use of the Lumenis Pulse and VersaPulse® PowerSuite™ high power laser systems enables a novel stone management technique called Stone-Dusting™.
Using high repetition rates (50 Hertz) at lower energy pulses (0.2-0.5 Joules), the Lumenis Pulse and VersaPulse lasers effectively pulverize stones to fine dust. This reduces the use of baskets and other fragment extraction tools and the overall duration of the procedure.
Lumenis Holmium Laser and Fibers for Optimal Lithotripsy Outcome
Lumenis provides a range of reusable SlimLine™ fibers and disposable SlimLine EZ™ fibers for Laser Lithotripsy with the VersaPulse family of products. The intelligent SIS™ fibers are designed to operate with the VersaPulse P20. These high quality fibers are custom designed to be used with Lumenis lasers for reliable clinical outcome.
During Laser Lithotripsy PCNL procedures, the use of Holmium lasers and fibers enables localized energy delivery without damage to surrounding tissue for a safe and effective procedure. Energy settings can be varied to control fragmentation rate and stone movement (retropulsion).
For flexible Laser Ureteroscopy, the smaller diameter SlimLine 200 D/F/L- the SmoothTip fiber, SlimLine EZ 200 and SlimLine 200 SIS fibers are most suitable. They allow for maximal deflection of the flexible scope and effectively fragment or Dust stones in hard to reach locations.
Benefits of Stone Management with VersaPulse
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