Patent Number: 7,611,509

Title: Electrosurgical device

Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode capable of vaporization, coagulation, desiccation or cutting of tissue is disclosed. The probe has a first portion configured for tissue vaporization, and a second portion configured for tissue desiccation or coagulation. Simultaneous vaporization and desiccation may be achieved, the balance between the effects being controlled by the orientation and motions of the electrode. The electrode may have irrigation and aspiration means.

Inventors: Van Wyk; Robert A. (Largo, FL)

Assignee: Electromedical Associates

International Classification: A61B 18/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017