URUS™ Ureteroscope for Kidney Stone Treatment in SNUH Urology Department team
Seoul, December 8, 2023 - Seoul National University Hospital's Urology Department, a team led by Professor Cho Sung Yong, has incorporated the single-use ureteroscope, URUS™, into their kidney stone treatment procedures. This marks the first use of the device in a patient, presenting potential advancements in kidney stone management.
URUS™ introduces a notable feature – the '6 o'clock working channel,' which the team at Seoul National University Hospital believes can offer advantages, particularly in the treatment of lower pole kidney stones and bilateral kidney stone cases.
The '6 o'clock working channel' aims to simplify the challenges associated with lower pole kidney stones by enhancing accessibility. This feature is expected to facilitate a more precise approach to treatment, potentially reducing procedural complexities.
Additionally, the URUS™ ureteroscope's adaptability for bilateral kidney stone treatment is noted as a potential asset. The device's design allows for smoother navigation through both kidneys, which could streamline the process for patients requiring intervention in multiple locations.
Professor Cho Sung Yong shared his insights, stating, "Our initial experience with the URUS™ ureteroscope has shown promise. The 6 o'clock working channel has potential benefits, especially for lower pole kidney stones, offering improved access for treatment."
The adoption of URUS™ at Seoul National University Hospital reflects a step toward potential advancements in kidney stone treatment. As the technology gains traction, it may contribute to refining urological procedures, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes in mind.
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