LASUTH begins LASER treatment for kidney stones

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The Lagos State Universi­ty Teaching Hospital (LA­SUTH), on October 28, suc­cessfully performed its first Laser Lithotripsy.

LASUTH is the only state tertiary institution with a full upper tract endoscopic and Laser facil­ity, which can easily be accessed by the residents of Lagos States and its environs.

According to a Professor of Urology, LASUTH, Professor Stephen Odunayo Ikuerowo, the LASER (Light Amplifi­cation by Stimulated Emis­sion of Radiation) treatment would save patients the pain of opening up their upper urinary tract during surgery.

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He explained that the LA­SER treatment was deployed through the urinary tract of the patient where the stone is broken and flushed out. He confirmed that LASUTH is the first public hospital to deploy LASER treatment for kidney stones in Lagos, and arguably in Nigeria.

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