Better Way to Treat Kidney Stones

Upstate Urology of Auburn purchases equipment to treating kidney stones

Upstate Urology of Auburn is the first practice in the region to use the Olympus Soltive SuperPulsed Laser System. Soltive is a new laser technology that enables physicians to deliver quicker and more efficient kidney stone removal, which may translate to shorter procedural times and less patient discomfort.

This improved laser technology allows the Auburn Urology physicians to more effectively treat patients requiring lithotripsy, soft tissue or BPH treatment.

Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has seen an upward trend in the prevalence of kidney stones, a crystalized particle formed when chemicals in urine concentrate, among Americans. 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.

More than half a million Americans are diagnosed with kidney stone issues each year, and one in 10 people will have a kidney stone in their lifetime according to the National Kidney Foundation. Left untreated, kidney stones can block the ureters or cause kidney infections and kidney damage.

“This state-of-the-art technology is changing the way we can treat people with larger, more difficult stones, and we are excited to be able to bring the very latest in kidney stone laser technology to our patients at Auburn Urology. The results our patients are already seeing with this new device are extraordinary,” said physician Ryan Sidebottom at Upstate Urology of Auburn.

“This advancement in laser technology will allow us to deliver faster and more efficient care to our patients,” said urologist Garret Smith.