YOKNEAM, Israel, May 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lumenis Ltd. (Nasdaq:LMNS), the world's largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications announced today that the company will host an educational symposium, in collaboration with nationally distinguished urologists, and an instructive workshop series at the American Urological Association's (AUA) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held in New Orleans, La., from May 15 – 19, 2015.
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The educational symposium will feature speaker Marc Beaghler, MD, MPH, Urological Surgery & Pediatric Urology Specialist of San Buenaventura Urology Center, who will talk about Vaporization of the prostate with the Lumenis Pulse 120H and Xpeeda™ fiber, and speaker Khurshid Ghani, MBChB, Assistant Professor, Urology of the University of Michigan, who will talk about the Stone-Dusting™ technique for renal and ureteral stones.
The Lumenis Pulse 120H boasts 120 watts of optical power, and is accompanied by a range of fibers and accessories that are designed to offer optimal energy utilization, accelerated procedure time, along with a pulse reshaping technology resulting in improved hemostasis.
"I have been using the Lumenis Pulse™ 120H laser with the Xpeeda™ fiber for the treatment of BPH performing the Holmium Vaporization technique and have experienced a dramatic improvement in operative workflow," said Stephen L. Brewer, MD, FACS, Urology Department Saint Elizabeth's Healthcare System, Florence, KY. "This combination of a 120W high power laser and a fiber designed for enhanced energy delivery creates the most powerful solution for BPH. Vaporization rate, hemostasis and operative time are significantly improved. The learning curve is minimal as the technique is similar to TURP and the two foot pedal system gives the urologist an immediate sense of familiarity."
"As the gold standard treatment for BPH, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) procedures have increasingly grown within the urology community in the U.S.," said Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO of Lumenis. "To meet the needs of a dynamic and growing market for urologic procedures in the United States the Pulse 120H platform is designed to be a superior solution also for Vaporization of the prostate, Flexible Ureteroscopy and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. We look forward to carrying on our collaboration with the urology community on the development of best-in-class solutions."
Lumenis will be exhibiting at booth #1317 throughout AUA. In addition to the educational symposium, the company plans to host a skills workshop series for hands-on training and instruction.
To view a schedule of the company's hosted events and to register for the symposium, please click here.
|Saturday, May 16, 2015, Convention Center, Exhibit Hall|
|10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Enucleation Session (BPH Skills Workshop Series)|
|12:00 PM – 1:30 PM||Vaporization Session (BPH Skills Workshop Series)|
|1:30 PM – 3:30 PM||Enucleation Session (BPH Skills Workshop Series)|
|3:30 PM – 5:00 PM||Vaporization Session (BPH Skills Workshop Series)|
|Sunday, May 17, 2015, Hilton Hotel, Grand Salon|
|6:00 AM – 7:30 AM||Lumenis Breakfast Symposium: Pulse 120H|
|Dr. Marc Beaghler and Dr. Khurshid Ghani|
Lumenis invites AUA conference attendees to visit the Lumenis booth to explore and learn more about the company's portfolio of holmium lasers and accessories.
Lumenis (Nasdaq:LMNS) is a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions for the Surgical, Ophthalmology, and Aesthetic markets, and is a world-renowned expert in developing and commercializing innovative energy-based technologies, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF). For nearly 50 years, Lumenis' ground-breaking products have redefined medical treatments and have set numerous technological and clinical gold-standards. Lumenis has successfully created solutions for previously untreatable conditions, as well as designed advanced technologies that have revolutionized existing treatment methods in each and every one of the verticals we operate in. For more information visit: www.lumenis.com.
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