Re: Harmonic Scalpel...a surgical tool that can lead to less scarring, etc....

From: jenny low (
Wed Feb 14 21:52:33 2001

Hi Helen,

Thanks for the info on the Harmonic Scalpel. I looked it up right away. It sounds real promising! Hopefully this will work and be the last time. Thank you for your prayers.

Lots of love, Jenny

>From: "Helen Dynda" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Harmonic Scalpel...a surgical tool that can lead to less scarring,
>Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 22:42:30 -0600
>Thank you, Jenny, for remembering to ask your doctor about the special tool
>he said he would be using for your surgery this Friday, February 16th!!
>Best wishes to you, Jenny, for a successful surgery!! You will be in our
>thoughts and prayers! -- Helen
>* Harmonic pictured at this website:
>Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. recently released the LCS-5 (LaparoSonic
>Coagulating Shears), a major enhancement to the line of Harmonic Scalpel
>products. This 5 mm version of the LCS gives surgeons the ability to cut,
>coagulate, grasp, and dissect using ultrasonic shears through much smaller
>incisions in the patient. The new instrument joins the other 5 mm and 10 mm
>(shaft diameter) products in the UltraCision or Harmonic Scalpel family
>converts electrical energy into ultrasonic mechanical motion. It comes
>pre-assembled so that no blade assembly, adapter or alignment pin are
>needed. The device features a complete 360 rotating blade and clamp arm.
>This advanced ergonomic design allows the surgeon to approach the targeted
>tissue from any point and angle to optimize access and visibility.
>The new LCS-5 device may be used for many videoscopic procedures such as
>treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease, laparoscopically-assisted
>hysterectomy, myomectomy and adhesiolysis. With this device, there is less
>collateral tissue damage, minimal risk of electrical injury to the patient
>and a clearer visual field since minimal smoke is generated, unlike with
>electrosurgical instruments. It can also lead to less scarring and a
>risk of incision site herniation due to the use of 5mm trocars.
>( You may have to enter this website address on the address-line of your
>computer. )

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