Electrosurgery Techniques of Cutting and Coagulation

  • Mohan C. Airan
  • Sung-Tao Ko


With the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy1 a new era dawned for electrosurgical devices. Initially whether electrosurgical units (ESUs) should be used at all in laparoscopic cholecystectomies was a matter of debate. Reddick proposed the use of lasers. However, in the last three years monopolar electrosurgery has established itself as a cost-effective safe modality of laparoscopic surgery.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy High Current Density Wire Electrode Contact Patch Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy1 
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  1. 1.
    Ko ST, Airan MC. Review of 300 consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomies: Development, evolution, and results. Surg Endosc. 1991; 5:103–108.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Mohan C. Airan
  • Sung-Tao Ko

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