Thulium Fiber Laser (TFL) is a technology that has revolutionized minimally invasive stone management. Although laser technologies have been around for a while, nothing is close to the thulium fiber laser machine. This is done through flexible ureteroscopy, for ureteric and kidney stone management, with high chance of success and low risk of infection and bleeding.
Finer and faster, with low risk of infection and bleeding
Being a game changer in the field of urology, this laser can perform highly effective ‘dusting’. Unlike its previous predecessors, which could only do ‘fragmenting’. Fragmenting means your stone is crushed into small fragments, which may have sharp edges that could injure the inner lining of your urinary system. In contrast, dusting means your stone is destroyed into dust, so it will not hurt the inner lining of your urinary system as it passes through it.
Thulium Laser for Prostate
The thulium laser revolutionized the field of surgery, one of which is the minimally invasive prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) in cases of benign or malignant prostate enlargement. They are more powerful than other lasers because they emit a higher energy beam, at a wavelength that is not absorbed by water. This allows surgeons to perform cuts with greater accuracy and speed without damaging surrounding tissues, leading to less pain and faster recovery times. In addition, Thulium lasers are safer than other lasers because they do not produce heat, so there is no danger of burning nearby tissue.
What this means for you:
- Minimal bleeding
- Low risk of infection and complication
- Shorter duration of urinary catheter use after the procedure (less than 24 hours)
- Shorter hospital stay (less than 24-48 hours)