Monroe Surgical Hospital is among the first hospitals in Louisiana to acquire the Olympus Soltive™ SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser System at its facility. Soltive is an elegant new laser technology that enables physicians to deliver quicker and more efficient stone removal, which may translate to shorter procedural times and less patient discomfort. This improved laser technology will allow Monroe Surgical Hospital physicians to more effectively treat patients requiring lithotripsy, soft tissue or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment.
Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has seen an upward trend among Americans in the prevalence of kidney stones, a crystalized particle formed when chemicals in urine concentrate. According to the National Kidney Foundation, each year, more than half a million Americans go to the emergency room for kidney stone problems and it is estimated that one in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their life.
The portable Soltive Laser System is the first major breakthrough in laser technology in two decades. Powered by a long slim internal fiber with thulium ions in its core, the fiber is activated by light from LEDs, which results in reduced power and maintenance requirements. With virtually no retropulsion, Soltive combines lower energy levels and higher frequencies providing increased capabilities in breaking and dusting stones in less than half the time.
The Soltive SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser System is an all-in-one platform for lithotripsy, soft tissue and BPH treatments. This surprisingly compact system offers the broadest range of settings for fragmenting, dusting, and fine dusting of kidney stones and various soft tissue indications. The Soltive Laser System can fit on a standard operating room cart and can plug into any standard wall outlet.
By acquiring the new Olympus Soltive SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser System, Monroe Surgical Hospital reaffirms its commitment to providing premier care and improved outcomes for its patients.