Benefits of Advanced Energy

Advanced energy technologies can help lower overall costs of care compared to mechanical ligation techniques.

Compared to mechanical ligation techniques, advanced energy can:

  • Reduce operating times([FOOTNOTE=Kyo S, Mizumoto Y, Takakura M, et al. Experience and efficacy of a bipolar vessel sealing system for radical abdominal hysterectomy. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2009;19(9):1658-1661.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Aydin C, Yildiz A, Kasap B, Yetimalar H, Kucuk I, Soylu F. Efficacy of electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing for abdominal hysterectomy with uterine myomas more than 14 weeks in size: a randomized controlled trial. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2012;73(4):326-329.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Silva-Filho A, Rodrigues A, Monteiro M, et al. Randomized study of bipolar vessel sealing system versus conventional suture ligature for vaginal hysterectomy. Eur J Obstet & Gynecol Reprod Biol. May 2008. Print.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Gizzo S, Burul G, Di Gangi S, et al. LigaSure vessel sealing system in vaginal hysterectomy: safety, efficacy and limitations. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013;288(5):1067-1074.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Lakeman M, The S, Schellart RP, Dietz V, et al. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing versus conventional clamping and suturing for vaginal hysterectomy: a randomized controlled trial. BJOG. 2012;119(12):1473-1482.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Hefni MA, Bhaumik J, El-Toukhy T, et al. Safety and efficacy of using the LigaSure vessel sealing system for securing the pedicles in vaginal hysterectomy: randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2005;112(3):329-333.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Ding Z, Wable M, Rane A. Use of Ligasure bipolar diathermy system in vaginal hysterectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005;25(1):49-51.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Levy B, Emery L. Randomized trial of suture versus electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing in vaginal hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2003;102(1):147-151.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Manouras A, Filippakis GM, Tsekouras D, et al. Sutureless open low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer with the use of the electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system. Med Sci Monit. 2007;13(5):CR224-230.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Daskalopoulos G, Karyotis I, Heretis I, Delakas D. Electrothermal bipolar coagulation for radical prostatectomies and cystectomies: a preliminary case-controlled study. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004;36(2):181-185.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Reduce blood loss1,3,4,7,8,9,10,([FOOTNOTE=Lakeman M, Kruitwagen RF, Vos MC, Roovers JP. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing versus conventional clamping and suturing for total abdominal hysterectomy: a randomized trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2008;15(5):547-553.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Elhao, M, Abdallah K, Serag I, El-Laithy M, Agur W. Efficacy of using electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing during vaginal hysterectomy in patients with different degrees of operative difficulty; A randomized controlled trial. April 2009. Print.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Cronje HS, de Coning EC. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing during vaginal hysterectomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005;91(3):243-245.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Evidence shows there may also be economic benefits associated with time and materials used.9,11,13

Reductions in Operating Time

Reductions in Blood Loss

Each additional 30 minutes of Operating time is associated with:([FOOTNOTE=Agarwal SJ, Minshall ME, Cosgriff N, Sega RD, Delhougne GV. The impact of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and operating room (OR) time on blood transfusions and surgical site infections. SAGES 2012. Accessed March 22, 2017.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=https://www.sages.org/meetings/annual-meeting/abstracts-archive/the-impact-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-mis-and-operating-room-or-time-on-blood-transfusions-and-surgical-site-infections/])

Helpful Resources

Radiofrequency Technology

This video demonstrates the function of radiofrequency based energy technologies in surgical procedures.

Valleylab™ Energy Portfolio

The Valleylab™ energy portfolio offers surgical solutions that are designed to bring consistency, reliability, and efficiency to procedures — we are evolving to drive higher levels of clinical and economic value.