Electrosurgical devices are an important tool for the modern surgeon to have at their disposal. However, as we have become more dependent on electrosurgery in diverse fields such as dermatology, urology, pediatrics and general intervention, not enough research has been conducted into the long-term effects of the chemical byproducts of these procedures.
Electrosurgical smoke contains carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and other toxins which can cause or aggravate upper respiratory infection, nausea and other short-term symptoms. More distressingly, many of the over 40 toxins identified in surgical smoke are known carcinogens with the potential to turn cytotoxic, genotoxic or mutagenic. For these reasons, proper electrosurgical smoke evacuation during surgery is critically important to the health of your surgeons and their staff.
About Surgimedics Electrosurgical Smoke Evacuation Systems
Recognized as an industry-leading manufacturer of electrosurgical smoke evacuation systems, Surgimedics offers products that are easy to use, highly efficient and affordably priced. Our SurgiFresh Turbo line is available in a number of configurations that make it an excellent choice for electrosurgical smoke evacuation in many different clinical settings. Featuring high suction capacity, a hand-free capture device that won’t impede surgeons’ movements and an ultra-low penetration air filter, the SurgiFresh Turbo is an electrosurgical smoke evacuator built with the needs of working healthcare professionals in mind.
At Surgimedics, we know an electrosurgical smoke evacuator is only as useful as the filter inside it. Our products rely on ultra-low penetration filters capable of removing up to 99.9995% of contaminants 0.1µ or larger. This means effective filtration of viral fragments and other harmful byproducts that can be found in an electrosurgical smoke plume. Our filters have a long operational life and are easy and cost-effective to replace when necessary.
Contact Surgimedics for more information about our full lineup of products for smoke evacuation during electrosurgery. Our experienced team can analyze your needs and help you choose the device that’s right for you.