Definition of electrosurgery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪlɛktrəʊˈsəːdʒəri/


[mass noun]
Surgery using a high-frequency electric current to heat and so cut tissue with great precision.
Example sentences
  • The purposes of electrosurgery are to destroy benign and malignant lesions, control bleeding, and cut or excise tissue.
  • Our electrosurgery unit creates a controllable low power electrical current between an electrode and a plate held against the skin.



Example sentences
  • Although removal of the lesions is preferable, treatment of human papilloma virus infections may include cryotherapy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure, laser surgery, and drug therapy.
  • Perioperative managers should consider making the use of smoke evacuation devices mandatory whenever electrosurgical / diathermy units are in use.
  • Agreement was about the same for tissue specimens whether they were obtained through punch biopsies or loop electrosurgical excision procedures.

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