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April 30th, 2024

Cook Medical now offering Ascend™ Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscope in US and Canada

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical is now offering the Cook Medical’s Ascend™ Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscope in the United States and Canada. This addition is a positive change that will empower Cook to better serve more urology customers with a complete portfolio of stone management products. 

Cook Medical’s Ascend™ Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscope

“The Ascend ureteroscope makes Cook a single destination for stone management disposables. As a single-use scope, Ascend is the perfect complement to our portfolio. Physicians can complete procedures faster because they won’t have to wait for scopes to be reprocessed; Ascend is always ready,” said Johan Lowinger, director of product management for Cook’s Urology specialty. “To make this product even more accessible, Ascend is eligible for the Medicare Transitional Pass-through (TPT) payment program used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We are excited to make the Ascend ureteroscope, along with our other urology products, available to Cook customers.”  

The Ascend scope is always ready to use and doesn’t come with the issues commonly seen with reusable ureteroscopes, such as scope fatigue, reprocessing and missing or broken parts. Ascend comes with a variety of features to help aid surgeons when performing complex urologic procedures, including features such as: 

To learn more about the advantages of using Ascend, visit the product page here. 

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