IU Health uses new technology that obliterates kidney stones
INDIANAPOLIS–One in ten Americans will come down with a kidney stone in their lifetimes.
This painful condition usually associated with nausea can be confirmed with a cat scan. Medicines are available for treatment but for those patients with multiple stones who find themselves in emergency rooms periodically, MOSES technology could be an option.
Kidney stones are a mixture of crystals that grow on top of each other. They are formed in urine that is very concentrated or urine that has a predisposition to forming crystals.
Dr. Marcelino Rivera is a urologist with IU Health and has used MOSES on a number of his patients.
“When we fire a typical laser a single pulse goes to the stone. But with this new technology, we actually create a single pulse that creates a kind of vacuum and then a second pulse…