Today, the endoscopy room is largely used
for procedures as diagnosis checks, tumour ablation,
botox injection, biopsy, stent placement and stent removal.
By removing the stent removals out of the endoscopy suite, we have therefore freed up capacity there and our two-week wait haematuria patients can be seen in these slots instead.Check it out
Oliver Wiseman, Consultant Urologist
What was the previous pathway for stent removal?Check it out
“Before the introduction of Isiris α, our stents were all taken out in the endoscopy suite. The endoscopy suite is where we undertake all our cystoscopies for the urology department and there were considerable pressures in the endoscopy suite, particularly for follow-up flexible cystoscopies for patients with bladder cancer and also for diagnostic pathways such as the two week wait haematuria pathway. By removing the stent removals from the endoscopy suite and by the stent removals being undertaken in the lithotripsy suite by our specialist nurse, we freed up capacity allowing our hospital to meet the cancer targets for the two week wait haematuria patients.” Clare Whittaker, Clinical Nurse Specialist
I do feel my job has evolved with the introduction of Isiris a […]. I can do it how I want, when I want and I can do as many patients as I choose.Check it out
Elaine Cummins, Ward Manager
Introducing Isiris a has entirely changed the way we deliver the stent removal service in the kidney transplant programme.Check it out
Anand Muthusamy, Transplant Consultant Surgeon
It (Isiris a) would help improve wait times and pathways for patients.
Jane Collie, Clinical Nurse Specialist
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2. M. Honore et al. Benefits of a single use IsirisTM stent removal device in the outpatient setting. USANZ Congres, 2018.
3. A. Pietropaolo et al. Comparison of ureteric stent removal procedures using reusable and single-use flexible cystoscopes following ureteroscopy and lasertripsy: A micro costing analysis. CEJU July 24, 2020