Apollo Hospitals, Seshadripuram, Bangalore has launched India’s First Moses 2.0 Technology, a game changing breakthrough in urology care.
Apollo Hospitals, Seshadripuram, Bangalore has introduced India’s very first Moses 2.0 Laser, an advanced and novel laser technology to treat prostate enlargement and kidney stones even in high risk patients with multiple health complications like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac issues. It’s a completely bloodless and painless procedure which takes less time with utmost precision. It reduces hospital stay and has a fast post-procedure recovery.
Introduced just about 3 months back on the global healthcare map, Moses 2.0 is a modification of Holmium laser technology (which has been in use for about 15 years in healthcare) that auto modulates to prevent bleeding during surgery, which makes it a game changer technology to treat enlarged prostate and kidney stones for those who have multiple health risks and who are on blood thinners or anticoagulants. It uses a high power Holmium laser of 120 watts. India is one among the few countries to get Moses 2.0. For the first time in India, Moses 2.0 is installed at Apollo Hospital, Seshadripuram, Bengaluru, which has become a Centre of Excellence in Urology.
When Moses technology is used in prostate treatment, it is called Moses Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (MOLEP) and to treat stones, it is called Moses Laser Technology Fragmentation (MLTF).
Explaining the benefits of this latest technology for both prostate enlargement and kidney stone removal, Dr Manohar T, Chief of Urology, Uro Oncology, Laser, Laparoscopic, Transplant and Robotic Surgery at Apollo Hospital Seshadripuram and Director, said: “Procedures conducted with Moses 2.0 Laser are endoscopic and do not involve cut opening of the area. The best part is that prostate of any size can be completely treated, while stones get totally fine dusted without any possibilities of any fragments remaining. In this procedure about 90% of the prostate is removed as against conventional methods that take out only 40% to 50% of the enlarged prostate. There is no bleeding or pain caused to the patient and no risk of regrowth of prostate.
“It is a minimally invasive, painless with no bleeding and brings down the duration of hospital stay, making recovery quicker. It can also be used to treat enlarged prostate of any size of (as much as 675 grams of prostate which is the largest in the world) and kidney stones (as much as 4.5 to 6.5 cms) and on patients with high risk with hypertension, diabetes, brain stroke and those who are still recovering from complex surgeries and are on blood thinners and anticoagulants. While earlier we had to stop blood thinners on patients for about 5 to 7 days for prostate removal and kidney stone surgeries, Moses laser does not require to stop blood thinners for conducting these surgeries. It doesn’t leave any scar and doesn’t cause any shockwaves or use any puncture methods,” he added.
Surgeons require extensive training as Moses 2.0 is technically complicated and demands great technical skills and expertise. Dr Manohar T, the principal investigator on Moses 2.0, with an experience of 16 years on laser, has been studying this unique technology for 2.5 years and have conducted 36 surgeries using Moses 2.0 technology in three months’ time, and has been leading a structured training program at Apollo Hospital, Sheshadripuram. Surgeons from the UK, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bahrain come here to get hands-on training on Moses 2.0 on advanced simulators that are imported from the USA.
These trainee surgeons need to observe 20 cases, assist in 20 other cases and perform another 20 cases before they start performing this procedure independently. “For surgeons, Moses 2.0 makes any surgery very fast, accurate, precise, satisfying and helps them overcome the inhibitions of conducting a complex surgery in no time,” said Dr Manohar T.
Mr. Uday Davda, COO at Apollo Hospitals, Seshadripuram, said: “It is a matter of great privilege and honor for us to be a part of this game changing breakthrough in Urology. Apollo Hospital has always been a pioneer in driving technology innovations in India’s healthcare and Moses 2.0 will certainly revolutionize enlarged prostate treatment and kidney stone removal procedures providing optimal clinical outcomes on high risk patients.”
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