Today, the vast advancement regarding technology can be applied in many fields, including medicine and health. With the continuous scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, diseases and certain conditions are treated with the proper equipment, knowledge, drugs and procedures.
One of the fields in medicine that has evolved over the years is surgery. At present, surgeons are equipped with modern ways and tools to perform surgery on patients. One of the notable emerging trends is electrosurgery. It may sound scary, but it’s a very useful way of treating illnesses in patients.
What Is Electrosurgery?
As its name says, electrosurgery is the application of electricity during surgery. High-frequency electrical current is used to cut, desiccate and coagulate tissue during a surgical procedure.
This procedure is used in various procedures like the treatment of benign and malignant skin conditions, skin tag, basal cell carcinoma and even rhinophyma excision. Electrosurgery can be applied in different dermatological, gynaecological, cardiac, plastic and orthopaedic procedures.
Who Performs It?
A trained, skilled and experienced surgeon can perform electrosurgery as long as he had the proper training of using the equipment used during the procedure.
What Equipment Are Needed?
There is various equipment needed during an electrosurgical procedure including an electrosurgical generator. This machine is the lifeline and power supply of the electrosurgical unit.
The devices used during the procedure are intended for surgical cutting and in the control of bleeding at the surgical site. The unit is designed to produce and deliver electrical current to the affected area. It also aims to desiccate, char and vaporise damaged tissue for easy removal.
Electrosurgery is now widely used across the globe to treat various conditions. It’s one of the modern ways to help make the work of surgeons easier and more precise. At the same time, it can help patients achieve a good outcome and prognosis after the procedure.