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    Electrosurgery

    Electrosurgery is a medical procedure that uses electrical current to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue. Its primary purpose is to minimize bleeding during surgery and to make precise cuts with minimal damage to surrounding tissues. This technique is widely used in various surgical disciplines, including dermatology, gynecology, urology, and general surgery, among others.

    Benefits of Electrosurgery

    1. Reduced Blood Loss: Electrosurgery helps in coagulating blood vessels during surgery, significantly reducing blood loss
    2. Precision: The equipment used in electrosurgery allows for precise cuts, which is particularly beneficial in delicate surgeries.
    3. Reduced Risk of Infection: The heat generated by electrosurgical devices can help sterilize the surgical area, reducing the risk of postoperative infections.
    4. Faster Recovery Time: Due to minimal tissue damage and reduced blood loss, patients often experience faster recovery times.
    5. Versatility: Electrosurgery can be used for a variety of procedures, ranging from minor outpatient procedures to major surgeries.

    Modern Electrosurgery Equipment

    Modern electrosurgery equipment includes:

    • Electrosurgical Units (ESUs): These are the central units that generate the electrical current. Modern ESUs are highly sophisticated, offering various modes like cut, blend, coagulate, and fulgurate, which can be precisely controlled according to the surgical needs.
    • Electrosurgical Generators: They provide the power for the procedure, with features that allow for control over the intensity, duration, and waveform of the electrical output.
    • Handpieces and Electrodes: Surgeons use these to apply the electrical current to the tissue. They come in various shapes and sizes for different surgical applications.
    • Return Electrodes (or Grounding Pads): These ensure patient safety by providing a path for the electrical current to return to the electrosurgical unit, thereby preventing any unintended burns or shocks
    • Smoke Evacuation Systems: Electrosurgery can produce smoke, and these systems help in evacuating the smoke from the operating field, maintaining clear visibility and reducing potential health risks from smoke inhalation.
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    Bovie Derm 102 High Frequency Desiccator

    Bovie Derm 102 High Frequency Desiccator

    21690
    Most procedures performed by a High Frequency Desiccator utilize ten watts of power or less. The DERM 102 is an economical, 10 watt high frequency desiccator, thoughtfully designed to give practitioners the ability to perform in-office, minor skin procedures such as the removal of skin tags, benign lesions and premalignant lesions. The Bovie Derm 102 unit allows practitioners to provide better patient care in the office, at a sensible price, saving the patient time and money, while increasing their practice revenue.
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