Mobile Medical Technology’s lithotripsy unit has been on the road since 1995, has treated more than 12,500 patients, and is now servicing Rotorua.
The lithotripsy unit currently visits ten different locations from Whangarei to Dunedin on a four-week cycle. As of March, the lithotripsy unit started treating patients at the new site in Rotorua. The 20 tonne unit parks up at the Southern Cross car park, where patients are admitted and monitored prior to and after their procedure.
This new site gives patients in the Bay of Plenty area a chance to receive Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) to treat their kidney stones. It also allows patients to be treated by their own urologist, close to home.
Mobile Health Chief Executive Mark Eager sees the direct benefits of sharing mobile with Rotorua. “Bringing the lithotripsy unit to Rotorua is a fantastic solution for Bay of Plenty patients. Because the ESWL treatment is a non-invasive procedure, and because they can be treated locally, receiving kidney stone treatment becomes a much less stressful experience for the patient.”