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Manager's Guide to Abdominal Surgery - March 2014

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 9 M O N T H 2 0 1 4 | S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT 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 I s it time for your surgeons to reconsider their favored cutting and sealing devices? They can now choose from among several methods to do the job: advanced bipolar, ultrasonic, thermal tissue fusion and plasma devices. Read on for an overview of recent innovations to these energy-based essentials and insights on what makes them more efficient and safer options. S U R G I C A L E N E R G I E S Cutting Edge Choices Innovations in cutting and sealing technologies are reshaping the field. David Bernard Senior Associate Editor DETERMINING FACTORS Surgeons base their instrument deci- sions on vessel size, risk of thermal spread and quality of seal. Rhonda Prewitt 1403_AbdominalSurgeryGuide_Layout 1 2/24/14 10:35 AM Page 19

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