Methodist Hospital now treating patients with the most advanced kidney stone lithotripter

The Dornier Delta® III, the latest generation of the world’s best-selling, most clinically cited lithotripter, is now being utilized at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY. Manufactured by Dornier MedTech, the company that pioneered Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), the new equipment is being used to help relieve kidney stones in patients.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), about one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone at some point in their lifetime, with more than 50% of patients experiencing one or more recurrences. The Dornier Delta® III lithotripter provides non-invasive treatment that helps in breaking down kidney stones by passing electromagnetic shock waves from outside the body.

Clinically backed with research, this highly technical system will provide the urologist with access to:
Powerful imaging – the system provides improved imaging quality with 400% more power and two imaging modalities (Ultrasound or X-Ray) for better stone visibility
Maximized energy – to treat more stones in more patients with more effectiveness
Enhanced efficiency – with time saving features to serve more patients and to reduce Operating Room time

James Fellows, MD, Urologist, who performs lithotripsy procedures at Methodist Hospital, states, “The Dornier Delta® III reflects the facility’s continued commitment to providing its physicians and their patients with the most cutting-edge solutions for kidney stone treatment to return patients quickly back to their daily life.”

For additional information about the Dornier Delta® III and kidney stone treatment at Methodist Hospital, please contact Dr. Fellow’s office at 270-827-2915.

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