New ureteroscope will make patient care better

A ureteroscope is a medical instrument that is used primarily to help locate and remove kidney stones; however, it can be used as a diagnostic tool to take a closer look at any part of the urinary system including the urethra, bladder and kidneys.

Thanks to the Guelph General Hospital Volunteer Association, just weeks ago, Guelph General Hospital received a new ureteroscope with superior image quality. “It produces a high definition image and the actual image it produces is about five times larger than what the previous one would produce, which was only slightly larger than the size of an iPhone screen,” said Jen Decosta, RPN, Team Lead, Urology.

With better image quality and improved visibility, the surgeon is able to work more quickly and with greater precision for improved patient outcomes.

“We want you to know how grateful we are to have the support of the Foundation and its donors who give generously, not only for this new ureteroscope, but for everything you do for the OR and our patients who need surgery” said Jenny Griffin, OR Director.