Cook Medical Announces LithAssist™ to Streamline Stone Management and Treatment

Published: Sep 05, 2013

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones. LithAssist™ combines suction control and provides access for a laser fiber. It is the first device globally to provide suction control and laser fiber access. Approximately 67,000 PCNL procedures are performed each year in the United States, and 466,000 are performed globally.1

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