The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is raising funds to purchase a Thulium Fiber Laser — the new standard of care for treatment of kidney stones.
This laser is designed specifically to dust kidney stones back into tiny harmless fragments that pass painlessly. Why wait? The technology is here and the time is now.
IN MOST ADULTS, KIDNEY STONE FORMATION IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE AN INHERITED CONDITION.
IF YOU HAVE HAD ONE STONE, YOU ARE AT AN APPROXIMATELY 50% RISK FOR DEVELOPING ANOTHER WITHIN 5 TO 7 YEARS.
APPROXIMATELY ONE IN TEN CANADIANS WILL DEVELOP A KIDNEY STONE.
MEN ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DEVELOP KIDNEY STONES THAN WOMEN.
KIDNEY STONES INCREASE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE.