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An electrosurgery system has an electrosurgical generator operable to generate electrosurgical power at a frequency in the UHF band (typically 2.45 GHz), a feed structure, and an electrode assembly for delivering the electrosurgical power to tissue to be cut. The electrode assembly has an elongate active electrode which, at the operating frequency, is lambda /8 in length ( lambda being the wavelength in air) and has an active surface area of less than 30 square millimetres. A return electrode set back proximally from the active electrode is arranged so as to be capacitively coupled to tissue adjacent the active electrode and is isolated from the feed structure in respect of an unbalanced currents. Tissue cutting occurs due to thermal dissipation of UHF power in the tissue substantially without arcing, resulting from the lossy dielectric behaviour of the tissue.

Uhf electrosurgery system
Application Number
EP20000301747 20000303
Publication Number
1034748 (A1)
Application Date
March 3, 2000
Publication Date
September 13, 2000
Gobel Nigel Mark
Amoah Francis
Goble Colin Charles Owen
Gyrus Medical
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/14
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