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.
To learn more about the Dornier Delta® III, view a two-minute video at https://youtu.be/RyIFy32OaI4.