Laparoscopic vessel sealing technologies.

  title={Laparoscopic vessel sealing technologies.},
  author={Stephen D Lyons and K. K. Law},
  journal={Journal of minimally invasive gynecology},
  volume={20 3},
Laparoscopic vessel sealing devices have revolutionized modern laparoscopy. These devices fall into 2 major categories: advanced bipolar and ultrasonic instruments. The range of tissue effects available with these technologies is more limited than with conventional monopolar electrosurgery; however, both advanced bipolar and ultrasonic devices efficiently seal vessels (≤7-mm and ≤5-mm diameter, respectively), and most also have built-in tissue transection capabilities. These technologies have… CONTINUE READING