The First and Only FDA-Approved Technology for the Enhanced Detection of Bladder Cancer.
Bladder Cancer affects over a half million patients in the US and >80,000 new cases are expected per year. It is the #4 cancer in men and is observed in men 3-4 times more than women. Treatment is difficult since bladder tumors look similar to normal, healthy tissue. Due to this challenge, bladder cancer can be easily missed or incompletely removed and it has the highest rate of recurrence of all cancers according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview utilizes Photodynamic Diagnosis (PDD) to highlight cancerous bladder tumors in a bright pink color during surgery. It offers the following advantages over standard white light cystoscopy:
The 2-part PDD system consists of Blue Light Flexible Cystoscopy for on-going surveillance while the patient is awake, and Blue Light Rigid Cystoscopy for fluorescence guided resection with the UH400 Surgical generator.
The value of KARL STORZ Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® 2 Part System comes from treating more bladder cancer patients more effectively. It can attract new patients and retain current ones by offering a better standard of care, which has been proven through excellent real-world outcomes, a strong recommendation by the AUA/SUO, and increased adoption and patient volume at top medical centers.
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Blue Light Cystoscopy Clinical Advantages
Thomas Cangiano, MD, Board-certified urologist at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs, FL, describes his initial experiences and observations using Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® (BLCC) on his patients.
Blue Light Cystoscopy Patient Case Study
At 28 years old, Mary Beth Ballard received a bladder cancer diagnosis that would change her life. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were able to treat her using blue-light cystoscopy. This is her story.
KARL STORZ Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® System Brochure*
Blue-light cystoscopy with Cysview® is the only FDA-approved technology for enhanced detection of bladder cancer, turning tumors bright pink during surgery. Pair it with our UH 400 surgical generator for optimal results.
UH 400 Surgical Generator: Smarter Energy Delivery
Video showing ARC technology and comparing true bipolar to monopolar and semi-bipolar.
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Mini PCNL Instrumentation and Demo
Dr. Seth Bechis of UC San Diego introduces the reusable instrument set needed to perform minimally invasive PCNL on an outpatient basis and demonstrates procedural steps, including the vacuum effect.
Ultrasound Guidance for Mini PCNL
Fluoro-guided access is still the norm for minimally invasive PCNL. Is ultrasound a better option? In this master class, Dr. Roger Sur from UC San Diego shares his experience using ultrasound, with practical tips for success.
Mini PCNL in the Outpatient Setting
Is minimally invasive PCNL suitable for outpatient settings? In this master class, Dr. Julio Davalos of Chesapeake Urology gives practical tips and considerations for transitioning MIP cases from the hospital to the ASC.
Minimally Invasive PCNL vs. Ureteroscopy
Dr. Sri Sivalingam of the Cleveland Clinic compares minimally invasive PCNL and ureteroscopy, especially for treating stones from 1 to 2 cm. Stone-free rates, bleeding risk, ergonomics, and tubeless options are discussed.
Bipolar Electrodes for Urology Surgery
Our true bipolar electrodes come in various styles to meet diverse surgical needs. Watch how precisely they perform during endoscopic bladder dome and posterior wall resections, treatment of papillary lesions, and more.
Flexible Ureteroscope Care and Maintenance
Maximize your service life and protect your investment by following these basic tips concerning setup, cleaning, and transport of your flexible ureteroscope. Proper care can help lower your total cost of ownership.
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As a leader in minimally invasive surgical devices, KARL STORZ offers complete urology solutions that combine sophisticated telescopes and advanced precision instruments. Flagship products include high-frequency surgical devices, components for laser surgery, lithotripsy devices for stone detection and removal, rigid and flexible telescopes for procedures in the ureter, flexible video endoscopes, and specialized equipment for photodynamic diagnostics. Our extensive product line includes instruments specifically designed for pediatric patients.
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