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The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.

Title
Apparatus for tissue cauterization
Application Number
11/382652
Publication Number
7942874 (B2)
Application Date
May 10, 2006
Publication Date
May 17, 2011
Inventor
Benjamin Theodore Nordell II
San Mateo
CA, US
Camran Nezhat
Woodside
CA, US
Joseph Eder
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Aragon Surgical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/14
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