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OSE_1309_part2_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:24 PM Page 116 M I N I M A L L Y I N V A S I V E S U R G E R Y What Surgeons Want When Cutting & Sealing PREFERRED CHOICE Surgeons want devices they can use during straightforward and complex cases, from start to finish. Choosing the right instrument boils down to performance, reliability and safety. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor A sk 10 laparoscopic surgeons what they look for in the instruments they use to cut and coagulate tissue and blood vessels, and you might get 10 different answers. But take a closer look at their wish lists and you'll notice these common themes emerge. 1. Performance Bipolar electrosurgical devices pass energy between active and return electrodes on the business end of instruments as they cut and coagulate tissue inside the patient. Advanced bipolar instruments measure the impedance of tissue during the sealing process and alert the surgeon to 1 1 6 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013

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