Halifax Health – Center for Urology adds state of the art lithotripter to its services
The new Wolf 3000 is the only one of its kind in Florida
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – (May 24, 2012) –. Halifax Health has expanded its urological services to provide the latest in technology for treating kidney stones.The new Wolf 3000 lithotriptor is a highly effective non-invasive alternative to the surgical removal of kidney and ureteral stones.With the addition of the new state-of-the-art Wolf 3000, this powerful lithotripsy system effectively treats kidney and ureteral stones faster, safer and with less pain to patients.
The Wolf unit uses Inline ultrasound in the therapy head, along with flouroscopy, for “dual imaging” and better visualization of stones. This combination results in better treatment outcomes than conventional lithotripsy imaging. When ultrasound is used instead of fluoroscopy, there is no radiation exposure for the patient.
Other features include an adaptable focal size that can be changed depending on the composition and density of the stone. This means only the stone will be directly hit by the ultrasound waves. This markedly decreases the chance of injury to surrounding tissues and organs. There are multiple power levels that provide powerful and precise pressure resulting in pulverization rather than fragmentation of the stone. These multiple power levels along with adjustable speeds decrease surgery time.
Halifax Health is pleased to now provide the most current and effective mobile lithotripsy service for those physicians who demand a reliable organization with technological advantages that will result in positive outcomes for their patients.
Ranked among the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida and provides a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, a community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a health maintenance organization, and a preferred provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, and Neurosurgical Services. Halifax Health has consistently received top ratings for its medical specialties including #1 in Florida and top 5% in the United States for Orthopedics, #2 in Florida and top 5% in the United States for Spinal Surgery, top 5% in the United States for Maternity care in 2011, top 5% in the United States for Stroke Services, top 10% in the United States for Vascular Services and the highest rankings for Heart Services. Halifax Health also ranked #1 in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2007 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. Halifax Health has been Five-Star Rated in Overall Orthopedic Services, Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment and Back and Neck Surgery Spinal Fusion for 8 years in a row; Five Star Rated in Spine Surgery for 7 years in a row and Five Star Rated in Back and Neck Surgery excluding Spinal Fusion for 10 years in a row. Halifax Health Maternity Care has also been Five Star Rated for 3 years in a row and Five Star Rated in Gynecologic Surgery in 2011. For more information, visit www.halifaxhealth.org.