Advantages

The Hook Shot Fiber™ marks a milestone in the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment of the prostate. It has been specially and successfully developed for a safe and effective contact ablation of prostate with high-power laser.

One Surgery One Fiber

The Hook Shot Fiber™ offers the maximum profitability for the urologist: manufactured of one material and one single piece, the fibre stands long surgeries of big size prostates without any degradation or performance loss affecting the procedure.

Advantages of the Hook Shot Fiber™:

  • Working in contact mode: the Hook Shot Fiber™ optimizes the energy delivery in the procedure.
  • Resistant: > 375.000 J (Traditional side fibers withstand only up to 275.000 J).
  • Rapidity of surgery: with Hook Shot Fiber™ surgery is faster than with traditional side fibers.
  • Short learning curve: it's the same surgical technique as TURP.
  • User friendly: the Hook Shot Fiber™ simulates the hand of the surgeon thanks to the precise manipulator and the ergonomic design, giving a perfect control to the urologist.
  • The typical shape of the fiber tip allows treating the upper end of prostate without any view obstruction in a radius of 360º.
  • The rounded lens integrated in the tip of the Hook Shot Fiber™ constantly corrects the energy delivery. The energy applied is easily controlled thanks to a very precise delivery.
  • No degradation of Hook Shot Fiber™ during the surgery thanks to the self-cleaning surface of the tip that avoids the tissue to stick on it and carbonize.
  Hook Shot Fiber™ Traditional side (or lateral shot) fibers Other end fibers in the market
Working mode Contact (advised) and non contact mode Non contact mode (1-2 mm distance) Contact mode
Power Safe and effective treatment with high power lasers Not recommended for high power lasers Not recommended for high power lasers
Maximum working energy > 375.000 J Up to 275.000 J Up to 300.000 J
Profitability +++ + +
Surgical technique = TURP ≠ TURP = TURP
Rapidity of surgery +++ + ++
Surface Smooth surface of the rounded tip which allows an easy gliding of the fiber on the tissue No gliding on the tissue The surface of the tip is not smooth, so the gliding is more difficult
Tip Self-cleaning surface of the Hook Shot Fiber™ tip Tissue sticks to the tip thus damaging the fiber (fiber degradation during the surgery) Tissue sticks to the tip thus damaging the fiber (fiber degradation during the surgery)
Power density The tip integrates a lens which constantly corrects the energy delivery allowing thus the control of power density No control of the power density at the tip because of the air gap in the tip construction No control of the power density at the tip (no lens at the tip)
Tip construction Fiber and tip are made of one single piece Tip and fiber are stuck together with glue (with the heat of the laser energy it can melt) Tip and fiber are stuck together with glue (with the heat of the laser energy it can melt)
Construction Solid construction Non solid construction, due to different materials Non solid construction, as micro cracks are possible due to fusing two different materials
Stability Stiff and stable Fragile. Non stable construction Fragile. Non stable construction