Energy Systems - Common Surgical Instruments
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Energy Systems - Common Surgical Instruments

Broad term used to describe various methods of cutting tissue or sealing vessels. May use electricity or sonic waves. Available in open or laparoscopic forms.

 • Electrosurgery: Instrument that cuts or cauterizes tissue via an alternating electrical current. Open (shown) and laparoscopic (Ligasure®) applications.

 • Ultrasonic: (Harmonic®) uses highfrequency sound to concurrently cut and seal tissue. Less thermal spread than electrosurgery, but more time consuming.

 • Endostapler: Used in laparoscopic procedures, provides simultaneous cutting and stapling. May be manual or electronic. Some feature articulating heads to accomplish more difficult placement.



- Dr. Michael Visenio @BigMike_MD



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