Holmium Laser Treatment of Kidney Stones
What are the Advantages of Holmium Laser?
Holmium laser is a very powerful type of laser which is very efficient at fragmenting and pulverizing kidney stones. A major advantage of holmium laser over other types of lasers is its safety profile. Because the laser energy can travel only 1 mm the surgeon has truly surgical precision when using holmium laser to break kidney stones. In general holmium laser is one of the safest lasers that we have.
What is Holmium Laser Used For?
Holmium laser is very versatile. It can cut tissue and break kidney stones. There are many urological applications of the holmium laser including
- Breaking kidney stones during ureteroscopy and PCNL procedures.
- Breaking ureteral stones
- Breaking bladder stones
- Removal of prostate tissue (enlarged prostate or BPH)
- Removal of bladder tumors
- Incision of urethral and ureteral strictures
We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist. He treats men and women with kidney and ureteral stones. He is among the most experienced specialists when it comes to treatment of large kidney stones and ureteral stones. Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed hundreds of ureteroscopy and lithotripsy procedures for large kidney stones, in addition to ESWL procedures. He is among a select number of urologists in the United States who performs PCNL for large kidney stones.