Electrosurgery involves using high frequency, alternating electrical currents to produce heat within tissue. This can provide a desirable effective during procedures involving tissue ablation, cutting, or desiccation. Your veterinary practice might not have invested in an electrosurgical unit yet, but purchasing this type of equipment may be on your to-do list.
When using an electrosurgical unit, a generator will take the current produced by the electrical outlet and then speed it up. When produced at this frequency, the electricity will not adversely affect the nerves and the muscles of the animal. Instead, the heat is only effective at the cellular level. When used, the heat will create the proper coagulation and cutting effect in one smooth technique.
In many cases, electrocautery and electrosurgery are two terms and techniques that are used interchangeably. However, they are both very different. Electrocautery can only coagulate, whereas electrosurgery can both cut and coagulate.
If you are in the market for an electrosurgical unit for your practice, start by reaching out to us at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. Our professionals can introduce you to electrosurgical units currently on the market and help you decide on the best possible option for your practice.
Our goal is to help your veterinary practice run as efficiently and effectively as possible by acquiring the right equipment, electrosurgical units included. For more information about what an electrosurgical unit does and how having one can positively impact your veterinary practice, contact us today.