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Our £400,000 lithotripter machine uses innovative technology to destroy most kidney stones without the need for an operation. The new machine enables urology patients “ who come from as far away as Settle and Skipton to seek treatment at Bradford Royal Infirmary “ can avoid having to through surgery. Consultant urologist, Mr James Forster (pictured) said: "The introduction of our new lithotripter machine to ward 14 means a quicker, more efficient service for patients. They will be able to come into hospital, have their procedure, and return home on the same day. The lithotripter's benefits include less risk to the patient - as they avoid the need for keyhole or endoscopic surgery and anaesthetic - the procedure is less invasive, hospital stays are reduced, and patients don't need to take time off work to recover from their operation."