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A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in a cutting instrument wherein a hemostatic line is formed along a cut line using therapeutic heat energy. Surgical fasteners, for example, staples may be also included in the instrument.

Title
Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument
Application Number
8/418750
Publication Number
5624452
Application Date
April 7, 1995
Publication Date
April 29, 1997
Inventor
David C Yates
West Chester
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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