What does Bovie stand for?
Bo·vie. (bō’vē), An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. Frequently used as a synonym for electrocautery, that is, to Bovie a blood vessel .
What are the types of electrocautery?
High-frequency electrosurgery refers to four different methods: electrocoagulation, electrodesiccation, electrofulguration, and electrosection. These methods involve high-frequency alternating current, which is converted to heat by resistance as it passes through the tissue.
What is another name for Bovie?
Bovie Medical Corporation announced a corporate rebranding and company name change to Apyx Medical Corporation effective January 1, 2019.
Who invented the Bovie?
William T. Bovie
In 1920 William T. Bovie, an eccentric inventor with a doctorate in plant physiology, developed an innovative electrosurgical unit that Harvey Cushing, the founder of modern neurosurgery, introduced to clinical practice.
How is electrocautery used in surgery?
Using the ESU safely
- The hand piece should always be placed in the nonconductive holster when not in use.
- Always use the lowest possible generator setting that will achieve the desired surgical effect. When higher than necessary voltages are used, the chances of arcing are increased.
- Clean the electrode tip frequently.
What is surgical diathermy?
Surgical diathermy is the passage of a high-frequency alternating current through the body to produce a desirable surgical effect. Despite widespread use many surgeons and anaesthetists remain ignorant of its governing principles and associated hazards.
What does Bovie smell like?
The electrocautery device (often called by the brand name “Bovie”) burns human tissue to stop it from bleeding. When the surgeon employs this device your eyes may register innocuous gray-white smoke rising from the surgical field, but your nose will inhale the acrid odor only burning human flesh can produce.
How does a Hyfrecator work?
A Hyfrecator is a safe form of electrosurgery in which controlled current is used to heat up and destroy tissue. It is a low powered device that works very well for destroying skin tags, red skin spots (cherry angiomas), sun spots (seborrheic keratosis), and a medley of other undesirable skin blemishes.