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Adventist Health introduces MOSES technology for safer, faster treatment of kidney stones


Nov. 22, 2022 (HANFORD, Calif.) — Positioning itself as a leader in urological care, Adventist Health Hanford has invested in new technology that makes the treatment of kidney stones faster, safer and less invasive for patients.

The state-of-the-art MOSES Pulse 120H holmium laser by Lumens allows urologists the precision to perform minimally invasive procedures to remove kidney stones of all sizes. For patients, that means shorter surgeries, less anesthesia use, faster recovery times, and a greater likelihood their procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and not involve a hospital stay.

Adventist Health Hanford is the only hospital in the region to offer the technology.

“The Moses laser enables an advanced procedure called HOLEP for enlarged prostates with blockage of the bladder,” said urologist Dr. Ashok. “We’re most excited about how this will lead to a better experience for our patients.”

The MOSES Pulse 120H holmium laser allows surgeons performing stone removal, known as lithotripsy, to precisely identify kidney stones and efficiently ‘dust’ and fragment them so patients can go home stone-free same day. With other lithotripsy procedures, patients would sometimes require second procedures to remove fragments.

“At Adventist Health, we’re committed to ensuring our community receives the safest, highest quality care. Our investment in this technology, which will lead to a better experience for our patients, is a testament to that commitment,” said Gurvinder Kaur, Medical Officer of Adventist Health Central Valley Network. “We’re proud to be the first hospital in the region to offer this technology.”

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health Central Valley Network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.