Surgical Devices And Methods Of Use Thereof

  • Published: Oct 2, 2008
  • Earliest Priority: Mar 23 2007
  • Family: 14
  • Cited Works: 1
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The invention provides surgical devices and methods to treat tissue. In one device embodiment, the invention comprises a bipolar electrosurgical device to treat tissue in a presence of radio frequency power and a fluid provided simultaneously from a distal portion of the device, with the device comprising a disc shaped distal end. In one method embodiment, the invention comprises a method of treating tissue having a blood vessel during spine surgery, with the method comprising pressing a portion of the blood vessel against a supporting spine structure with a surgical device to provide a compressed portion of the blood vessel, and heating the compressed portion of the blood vessel with the surgical device sufficiently to inhibit a blood flow through the vessel after the surgical device is removed from the blood vessel.

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  • Publication: Oct 2, 2008
  • Application: Mar 21, 2008
    WO US 2008/0057815 W
  • Priority: Mar 23, 2007
    US US 89676807 P

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