The latest Department revealed within the University hospital 'Virgin Mary'is the Department of Urology. Chief is Dr. Ditcho Kaloianov - longtime specialist in Military Medical Acadamedy - Sofia, who was recruited by the hospital management to develop urology in town.
Disclosure of this in the ward were invested nearly 1.2 million levs, purchased equipment is of the highest class of conventional and endoscopic operations which modern techniques of transurethral surgery ( TUR). It allows breaking stones in the bladder by ultrasound. Features and equipment including flexible uretero - pieloskopiya. It is used to penetrate the urinary tract to the kidney and by Holmium laser generation to break stones in the ureter and kidney. This unit has been producing by German giant "Wolf" and was first produced and came into operation in January 2012. This makes the'Virgin Mary"one of the first hospitals purchased and put into use this modern equipment.
Currently are performed lithotripsy of ureteral stones by the rigid (hard) ureteroscope using high-frequency ultrasound. The advantage of this method is that it makes it quick and bloodless lithotripsy of concretions in the bladder and ureter.
All this newfound department ranks the leading position in the field of urology in Bulgaria.