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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
418750
Publication Number
5716366
Application Date
August 22, 1996
Publication Date
February 10, 1998
Inventor
David C Yates
West Chester
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/39
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