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Bipolar searers for TLH
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Dr. Fatma Rentiya - Apr 3rd, 2023 4:11 pm.
Dr. Fatma Rentiya
Dr. Fatma Rentiya
Can we use bipolar searers for both coagulating & cutting during TLH ? .. any drawback of the instrument or precautions required to take while using the same?..
re: Bipolar searers for TLH by Dr. R. K. Mishra - Apr 15th, 2023 4:01 pm
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Yes, bipolar sealers can be used for both coagulating and cutting during Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH). These instruments use heat to seal blood vessels, which can help reduce bleeding and minimize the risk of complications.

One of the main advantages of bipolar sealers is that they are efficient and precise, which can reduce the risk of thermal injury to surrounding tissues. Additionally, bipolar sealers can be used in tight spaces, which makes them suitable for laparoscopic procedures like TLH.

However, there are some precautions that should be taken while using bipolar sealers during TLH. First, it is important to avoid using excessive force, as this can damage tissues and increase the risk of complications. Additionally, care should be taken to avoid accidental damage to adjacent structures such as the bladder, ureter, or bowel. Surgeons should also be aware of the potential for thermal injury and take steps to minimize this risk.

In summary, bipolar sealers are an effective tool for both coagulating and cutting during TLH, but proper precautions must be taken to minimize the risk of complications. These include avoiding excessive force, being aware of adjacent structures, and minimizing the risk of injury.
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