In the last quarter of 2018, SLV Health quietly rolled out two new services to the community. Urology services were added part-time at the Stuart Avenue clinic and include procedures such as bladder scans, cystoscopies, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURPS). With the addition of new equipment, the visiting urologists are also able to perform prostate biopsies.
Telenephrology is a process utilized by a Nephrologist, as well as other doctors and specialists, to care for patients in remote locations, such as at the Regional Medical Center in the San Luis Valley in Alamosa. This complexly integrated service allows clear communications with remote specialists and allows for the patients who may have end-stage renal disease who require dialysis to stay in their local hospitals, near their homes and support networks.
These additional services are aligned with SLV Health’s overarching strategic plan to bring services to the San Luis Valley community and allow patients to access these professionals and have these procedures without having to leave the Valley.