The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)

  • Liane Feldman
  • Pascal Fuchshuber
  • Daniel B. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals of Surgical Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven D. Schwaitzberg
      Pages 3-13
    3. Chan W. Park, Dana D. Portenier
      Pages 93-106
    4. Brian J. Dunkin, Calvin D. Lyons
      Pages 107-121
    5. James G. Bittner IV, J. Esteban Varela, Daniel Herron
      Pages 123-132
    6. James S. Choi
      Pages 133-138
    7. Ryan Z. Swan, David A. Iannitti
      Pages 157-174
    8. Gretchen Purcell Jackson
      Pages 175-179
    9. Stephanie B. Jones, Marc A. Rozner
      Pages 181-194
  3. Enrichment Chapters

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 251-266

About this book


The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) emphasizes good communication and promotes best practice for the use of electrosurgical, ultrasonic, and microwave energy sources in the operating theatre. This manual describes the basic technology of energy sources in the operating room and demonstrates the correct use and indications of energy sources in clinical practice. It also addresses the potential complications, hazards, and errors in the use of surgical energy sources and evaluates the potential interactions of energy sources with other medical devices. Any healthcare professional who has ever picked up an energy device in the OR such as a “Bovie” , Ultrasonic or bipolar instrument will better understand how it works, when to apply it, and what are the possible hazards and errors in its use. The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) is the first volume of its kind to provide such guidance and will be of great value to surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, endoscopists, and allied health care professionals who use these devices.


Argon Beam Electrosurgery Microwave Energy Systems RFA Devices Ultrasonic Energy Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Liane Feldman
    • 1
  • Pascal Fuchshuber
    • 2
  • Daniel B. Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Steinberg-Bernstein Chair in MinimallyMcGill University Health Centre Director, Division of General SurgeryMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary and Oncologic SurgeryThe Permanente Medical Group, Inc. Walnut Creek Medical CenterWalnut CreekUSA
  3. 3.Center (BIDMC)Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2073-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2074-3
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