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Michael A Baker, Stephen M Brunell, Jean Woloszko, Ronald A Underwood, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: System and methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment in the presence of electrically conductive fluid. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, November 21, 2000: US06149620 (411 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for applying a high frequency voltage in the presence of an electrically conductive fluid to create a relatively low-temperature plasma for ablation of tissue adjacent to, or in contact with, the plasma. In one embodiment, an electrosurgical probe or catheter is posi ...


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Phillip M Olsen, Stephen M Brunell, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Methods for electrosurgical dermatological treatment. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, April 3, 2001: US06210402 (296 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location on an external body surface, such as skin tissue removal and/or collagen shrinkage in the epidermis or dermis, e.g., the removal of pigmentations, vascular lesions (e.g., leg veins), scars, tattoos, etc. ...


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Andrew R Eggers, Philip E Eggers, Ronald A Underwood, Stephen M Brunell, Hira V Thapliyal: Systems and methods for electrosurgical incisions on external skin surfaces. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, September 12, 2000: US06117109 (198 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for removing fatty tissue underlying a patient's epidermis (e.g., blepharoplasty, brow lifts, eyelid shortening procedures, and the like). These methods include positioning one or more active electrode(s) and one or more return electrode(s) in close proximity to a ta ...


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Ronald A Underwood, Stephen M Brunell, Michael A Baker, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Systems and methods for electrosurgical-assisted lipectomy. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, Sanjay S Bagade, October 8, 2002: US06461350 (166 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for removing adipose or fatty tissue underlying a patient's epidermis is disclosed (e.g., liposuction, abdominoplasty, and the like). The method includes positioning one or more active electrode(s) and one or more return electrode(s) in close proximity to a targ ...


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Michael A Baker, Stephen M Brunell, Ronald A Underwood: Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of vascular disorders. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, May 8, 2001: US06228082 (164 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for treating a discolored blood vessel in tissue under the surface of the skin. In this method, one or more active electrode(s) are positioned in close proximity to a target region of the blood vessel, and a sufficient high frequency voltage is applied to the electro ...


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Ronald A Underwood, Stephen M Brunell, Michael A Baker, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Methods for electrosurgical assisted lipectomy. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, Richard R Batt, April 13, 2004: US06719754 (96 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for removing adipose or fatty tissue underlying a patient's epidermis is disclosed (e.g., liposuction, abdominoplasty, and the like). The method includes positioning one or more active electrode(s) and one or more return electrode(s) in close proximity to a targ ...


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Phillip M Olsen, Stephen M Brunell, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Systems for electrosurgical dermatological treatment. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, Sanjay S Bagade, October 8, 2002: US06461354 (95 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location on an external body surface, such as skin tissue removal and/or collagen shrinkage in the epidermis or dermis, e.g., the removal of pigmentations, vascular lesions (e.g., leg veins), scars, tattoos, etc. ...


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Michael A Baker, Stephen M Brunell, Jean Woloszko, Ronald A Underwood, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: System for electrosurgical tissue treatment in the presence of electrically conductive fluid. ArthroCare Corporation, Matthew Scheele, Brian E Szymczak, March 16, 2010: US07678069 (83 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for applying a high frequency voltage in the presence of an electrically conductive fluid to create a relatively low-temperature plasma for ablation of tissue adjacent to, or in contact with, the plasma. In one embodiment, an electrosurgical probe or catheter is posi ...


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Andrew R Eggers, Philip E Eggers, Ronald A Underwood, Stephen M Brunell, Hira V Thapliyal: Methods for electrosurgical incisions on external skin surfaces. Arthrocare Corporation, John T Raffle, Richard R Batt, May 24, 2005: US06896672 (60 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for removing fatty tissue underlying a patient's epidermis (e.g., blepharoplasty, brow lifts, eyelid shortening procedures, and the like). These methods include positioning one or more active electrode(s) and one or more return electrode(s) in close proximity to a ta ...


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Stephen M Brunell, Jean Woloszko, Michael A Baker, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Systems and methods for electrosurgical removal of the stratum corneum. ArthroCare Corporation, Matthew Scheele, Brian E Szymczak, July 20, 2010: US07758537 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems, apparatus and methods for removing the outer layer, or stratum corneum, of a patient's skin. In one aspect of the invention, a method includes positioning an active electrode adjacent to or near a target site on a patient's outer skin, and applying a sufficien ...