New facility in Puducherry for treating urinary tract stone

Jipmer has commissioned a sophisticated Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy System (Dornier Delta III) in its Division of Urology which facilitates non-surgical remedy of urinary stone.

Jipmer Medical Superintendent A. S. Badhe commissioned the gear within the presence of Director Rakesh Aggarwal and Abdoul Hamide, Deputy Director (Administration). Dr. Badhe stated that this machine would offer a non-operative and comparatively painless remedy choice for sufferers with urinary stones. It includes breaking the stones, utilizing high-energy shockwaves, into tiny items that are then handed in urine. This remedy doesn’t contain any incision, anaesthesia, or scar, and may be achieved as a day-care process, permitting the affected person to be again at work the subsequent day.

In response to a Jipmer launch, uro-technicians on the Division of Urology, have already offered lithotripsy remedy to greater than 3,000 sufferers during the last 11 years. Nonetheless, the earlier machine had grow to be out-dated and might be used to deal with solely stones within the kidney however not in different components of the urinary tract.

The brand new system has a number of superior options, together with built-in fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging units, a stone-focussing software program, a system to observe coupling and an unified distant management for guiding and controlling desk actions. These enable a extra exact focussing of the shockwaves on stones, positioned not solely within the kidney however alongside your entire higher urinary tract, making the remedy extra environment friendly and faster. The system can be used to deal with gallstones and pancreatic stones, Dr. Badhe stated. Dr. Aggarwal famous that the brand new machine was able to treating youngsters and adults, together with these with weight problems. The machine has two focussing methods, specifically fluoroscopy and ultrasonography, built-in into it. This could assist minimise the radiation publicity obtained by the sufferers, as additionally to cut back the time spent for treating every affected person thus enabling extra sufferers to be handled daily.

Dr. Hamide stated the Dornier Delta III system has value the Institute ₹4.05 crore. It is likely one of the most superior lithotripsy programs put in within the nation, and the primary such system in southern India. The gear has an built-in affected person database administration system for a greater observe up of the handled sufferers. The remedy might be free for sufferers under poverty line and would value a nominal ₹4,000 to others.

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