Renal Stone treatments Revolix Prostate and Surgical Laser
Spectra-Medic has added the
a 2 micron surgery laser which performs bloodless surgery for which we
also have the sole distribution rights for Southern Africa. It is a
Thulium Yag laser and is perfect for prostate surgery, general surgery,
gynocology and other disciplines.
Currently available at all private hospitals in Cape
Metropole, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West as well as in Gauteng
and Free State on mobile basis.
ESWL: [Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy]
This is a method of using externally generated shock waves to cause
kidney stone fracture and then be passed as sand grain sized particles
through the normal urine passages.
The shock wave is generated by the equipment using an
electrode ("spark plug"). When the plug is electrically activated, it
causes a rapid shock wave to develop, focussed by the reflector, and
which then passes through the soft tissue of the body on to the kidney
stone. Multiple shocks will be required to fracture the stone,
depending on it’s composition.
The focusing is carried out by means of x-ray or
A rubber membrane fits over the elipsoid (reflector)
which is filled with a water and Saline mixture. This filled membrane
is then placed up against the patient's skin, which has been coated
with a special coupling gel to transmit the shock wave.
The equipment is also ECG coupled and activated to be syncronized with
the patient’s heartbeat. This means that if the heart beats faster more
firings will occur and visa versa over a given period of time.
Spectra-Medic currently uses more than 18 ESWL machines
throughout South Africa and Namibia for treatments.
The laser treatments may be applied in the fields of
Urology (resection of prostate, opening of strictures, excision of
bladder tumors, laser Lithotripsy), Arthroscopy (Synovectomy, capsular
shrinkage, cartilage smoothing, Menisectomy, capsular shrinkage), PLDD,
ENT and in General Surgery.
We are doing laser treatments in most hospitals in the
RSA. Since our employees are in theatre every day we are in a very
favorable position to market disposables and other products directly to
specialists and hospitals.
The Laser service may be booked for treatments at all
- Spectra-Medic is a distributor of Sacred Heart and
other disposables for urological and gynacological usage in the RSA.
- We started this project during 2003 and is busy to
set up our systems to market this project through our national network.
- Sacred Heart is an international company with
outstanding reputation and quality. All urologists that uses this
product are extremely satisfied with it.
Urodynamics is the study of the bladder's ability to hold urine and
empty it in a normal fashion. An urodynamic evaluation is performed in
patients with a variety of voiding problems, such as urinary
incontinence and inability to urinate. While not all patients with
these problems require urodynamics, careful testing can often help
establish the cause of the voiding problem and help your physician to
direct appropriate treatment.
An Urodynamic study combines imaging of the urinary
tract, which may be carried out with x-rays or ultrasound, and a
computerized study of the bladder muscles and its ability to hold and
Electromagnetic Innervations for Incontinence
NeoControl is a non-surgical, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of
incontinence in patients who suffer from incontinence caused by a
weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. It is based on a revolutionary
technology called Extra Corporeal Magnetic Innervations (ExMI). This
technology produces highly focused pulsing magnetic fields and
exercises all the muscles of the pelvic floor, whilst the patient sits
in a comfortable chair, fully dressed.
Treatment is performed in a series of 16 successive
sessions and is highly effective.
Shock wave technology was first used in kidney and ureteric stone
To date, all kinds of body calculi are successfully treated by
extracorporeal shock wave therapy. We use ESWT
as an alternative to surgery in treating calcified shoulders and other
aches and pains of the bones and tendons.
Treatments are to be booked in advance, and are offered
in the Western Cape and Gauteng.
Dr Johann Bahlmann
• +27 (44) 873-4364
Dr Hans Rabe • +27 (21) 930-4450