It has been noted that one in ten people have kidney stones at some time in their lives. More than half a million people each year go to the emergency room for stone problems. Kidney stone occurs in both men and women. Stones can be in the bladder, kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), or urethra ( the tube through which urine leaves the body). High blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity may also increase the risk of kidney stones. Moses is a breakthrough patent-pending technology that redefines holmium laser lithotripsy as it exists.
Holmium laser lithotripsy is used to remove these stones from the urinary system. Without any incisions, a flexible laser fiber is inserted into the urethra to break the stones. Holmium laser lithotripsy is an alternative to extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
Lumenis Launches Its New Moses Holmium Technology
Lumenis the world’s largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, aesthetic and ophthalmic applications in the area of minimally invasive clinical solutions.Lumenis has invented proven solutions for previously incurable conditions and designed top-notch technologies that have transformed existing treatment methods.
As the results of its robust innovations, Lumenis has launched its new Moses Holmium technology during the 112th American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in Boston. Hundreds of physician have praised the innovative Moses technology and its revolutionary transformation in the world of holmium laser lithotripsy.
What is Moses Technology?
Moses is a breakthrough patent technology that redefines the existing holmium laser lithotripsy. The Moses technology is uniquely designed to reduce retropulsion during lithotripsy. This enables less stone migration indicating efficient procedure. Moses increases laser energy transmission which improves stone ablation and reducing the working distance between the fiber and stone.
The premium fibers(200 D/F/L fiber ) of the Moses technology, allows the surgeon to reach stones even form the difficult locations and enables smooth initial fiber insertion through a fully deflected scope. AUA’s(American Urological Association) scientific committee acknowledged this Moses technology and approved for clinical trials.
Challenges of laser lithotripsy
Holmium laser lithotripsy is the well-known treatment for urinary stones but there are still some challenges:
- Reduced energy transmission
- Unfriendly and costly fiber experience
- ·Retropulsion and stone migration
- Limited access to stones
Moses technology reframing the challenges of laser lithotripsy
Moses technology is the revolution in urological holmium lasers and fibers that reworked the challenges faced during laser lithotripsy.
Optimized energy transmission
Moses technology remarkably improves energy transmission, overcoming energy reduction in working distances.
Minimum retropulsion – maximum control
This minimizes retropulsion and stone migration allowing better control of the physician over the procedure. Pre-clinical experience reveals that minimized retropulsion may also lead to shorter procedure time.
State of the art fibers
Tailored premium fiber range of 200, 365 and 550 D/F/L fibers designed for optimal energy transmission and durability.
Leaves no stone behind
Moses 200 D/F/L flexible fiber is designed to minimize scope deflection loss, allowing to reach difficult-to-access stone locations.
This great innovation will save many lives of people suffering from kidney stones, ureteric stones, and bladder stones. This breakthrough in stone fragmentation and stone dusting will provide an effective and painless treatment for the patients. Thanks to the modern science that innovated enormous technologies for the well being of mankind.