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First trust to have “storzslator” tool

Tuesday August 7, 2018

Cancer patients with significantly enlarged prostates will benefit from the trust becoming the first in the country to own a new piece of specialist equipment.

The £32,000 Storz morslator, kindly bought by the Friends of Worthing Hospitals, enables Western Sussex to become one of the few trusts offering holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, which reduces bleeding and often means a shorter length of stay in hospital for men post-surgery.

Consultant urological surgeon, Mr Rob Frymann, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the hospital as we are the first hospital in the country to have the Storz morslator, or the “storzslator” as I have called it, which allows us to get bits of prostate out of the bladder so that we can send them off to the pathologist. With the prostate there’s a tendency for it to bleed and the massive advantage of a laser prostectmy is that there is a much lower risk of bleeding.”

Mr Frymann added: “Very many thanks to the Friends of Worthing Hospitals, particular thanks to the urology senior sister Jackie Sweet because without her ongoing support for the last two years we would not have managed to achieve this, our fantastic Storz rep Ricky Garcia, the whole team in theatres, my colleagues and the whole department.”

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