Overview

Electrosurgical Units

Electrosurgical equipment uses a high RF voltage and current to cut and coagulate the tissue and blood at the same time. When the electrical current is passed through the tissue, it heats up, resulting in evaporation of the water, which ultimately destroys the cells. Thus, the process of cutting, clotting and dehydrating the blood cells and tissues is achieved with minimal blood loss.

Electrosurgical units are especially useful in procedures such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS), where mechanical cutting is difficult.