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An electrosurgical hemostatic instrument is provided in which the coagulation status of tissue engaged by two elements delivering electrosurgical energy to tissue may be observed. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a bipolar endoscopic clamping, coagulation and cutting device. The end effector of the device includes interleaved winged electrodes which act to support the tissue and to provide visual access to the tissue as it is being treated. The winged electrodes are interspersed along the outside of the end effector.

Title
Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback
Application Number
8/586077
Publication Number
5755717
Application Date
January 16, 1996
Publication Date
May 26, 1998
Inventor
William D Fox
New Richmond
OH, US
David C Yates
West Chester
OH, US
Agent
Bernard Shay
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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