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Surgical devices, systems and methods for treating tissue are provided. An exemplary surgical device comprises a tip portion including first and second jaws each having a tissue grasping surface, at least one of the jaws being movable toward the other jaw. The tissue grasping surface of each jaw has includes an electrically insulative surface. The device also includes first and second electrodes connectable to different terminals of an RF generator to generate electrical current flow therebetween, with each of the electrodes having an electrode surface. One of the electrode surfaces is located on one of the jaws separated from one edge of the tissue grasping surface, and the other of the electrode surfaces is located on one or the other of the jaws separated from the other edge of the tissue grasping surface. The device also includes at least one fluid passage being connectable to a fluid source.

Title
Fluid-assisted medical devices, systems and methods
Application Number
10/147373
Publication Number
6953461 (B2)
Application Date
May 16, 2002
Publication Date
October 11, 2005
Inventor
E Arnold Oyola
Raymond
NH, US
David Lipson
North Andover
MA, US
Michael E McClurken
Durham
NH, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
Assignee
TissueLink Medical
NH, US
IPC
A61B 018/18
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