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New scopes purchased for Scarborough Hospital Urology Unit

Twice as many patients with kidney stones will now be treated at Scarborough Hospital thanks to the generosity of our donors.

York Teaching Hospital Charity has purchased two new digital flexible ureterorenoscopes costing £55,000 which are now in use by the Urology Team.

The equipment makes procedures much quicker as it allows clear visualisation of the inside of kidneys with excellent picture resolution.

This means that even small kidney stones or tumours can be identified and treated with lasers.

Urology Consultant, Richard Khafagy, said "This new equipment adds to the existing two scopes that we are already using, effectively doubling the operation capacity for the stone service for the Yorkshire Coast. This means that we are ideally placed to meet an increasing demand for this type of surgery."

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