The Soltive Laser System, used in ureteroscopy, is allowing hospitals to deliver faster and more efficient care to their patients while also increasing operational efficiency in the OR. In her radio segment Dr. Thompson says, “What makes Soltive so effective is that it breaks kidney stones up at low energy but much higher frequency, so we can treat stones in about half the time than we were previously able to based on the technology that we had.”
Saving time and increasing operational efficiency in these types of procedures is not only a benefit to the physician and the hospital, but also to the patient. In addition to speeding up the procedure time, the combination of lower energy levels and higher frequencies helps to create finer particles that are more easily washed out, which can contribute to less time under anesthesia and a faster recovery.
To listen to Dr. Thompson explain how Soltive is changing stone treatment at MetroHealth-University of Michigan Health, click here.