Sully Animal Hospital

5095 Westfields Blvd
Centreville, VA 20120


Electro-Surgery - RADIOSURGERY  

High Frequency – Low Temperature

Is a Technology Beyond the Laser

Ellman brand Electro-Surgical unit is the 
Surgitron FFPF EMC

The electro - surgical unit that use radiowave technology to help offer your pet shorter anesthesia and post-surgical healing times

Examples of Procedures:

  •  Declawing Cats
  • Spays and Neuters in hemophelia (blood clotting problem) pets
  • Tumor Removal
  • Skin tumors Tags
  • Anal Fistula
  • Soft Palate (bulldogs)
  • Gingivectomy (Epulis) overgrown gum tissue especially in boxers
  • Biopsy of tumor or mass


How Does Radiowave Surgery Work?
A radio frequency electrode tip becomes energized by the radio waves but does not become hot. The ultra high frequency radio waves provide specific and delicate -tissue interaction. This results in a focused cutting and coagulating effect, which disintegrates and volatilizes single cells minimizing the amount of tissue destruction. Healing is rapid and painless with the formation of a supple tissue identical to surrounding normal tissue.

Why is Radio wave Surgery Safe?
No contact is needed between the neutral plate and the patient, eliminating the possibility of burns or shocks.

There is no risk of accidentally burning other areas of tissue with reflection or penetration of a light beam (as with a laser).

Radio wave surgery provides a tactile, but pressureless, incision which allows the doctor to sense what he is cutting.

Unlike electro-cautery which is high temperature.  Radio frequency energy is low-temperature, minimizing the occurrence of tissue necrosis (death) and burning.

Distinct Benefits for your Pet

*  Decreased Post-Operative Pain         
Radiowave surgery seals nerve endings as it cuts

*  Decreased Post-Surgical Edema  
High Frequency/Low temperature = less tissue destruction

*  Less Blood Loss
The radiowaves close off blood vessels as they are cut

*  Reduced risk of infection 
Radiowaves vaporize bacteria, preventing infectious agents from being seeded along the length of the incision.

*  Quicker Recovery    
With less tissue destruction, healing is hastened and your pet will recover quickly

*  Safer Than Laser and High 
     Temperature Electrocautery 
There are minimal safety precautions involved with radio wave technology

*  No Burning or Charring of the Tissue    
Radio wave does not burn the tissue like laser or high temperature electrosurgery