Saifee introduces thulium laser tech for lithotripsy

April 10, 2021 0 By FM

Saifee Hospital of Mumbai has installed thulium fibre laser (TFL) for kidney stone treatment.

Before TFL, Holmium: YAG laser was considered the best in lithotripsy technology. TFL is now widely seen as a vast improvement on Holmium: YAG laser because of its higher efficiency that offers multiple additional benefits.

These include a four-fold higher absorption of coefficient in water, lower energy consumption, smaller operating laser fibres, and higher maximal pulse repetition rate. In other words, it makes the TFL 1.5–4 times faster in breaking the kidney stones. This makes it particularly beneficial in ureteroscopy.

Technology like TFL can make a significant difference towards ensuring better medical care for patients.