During a surgical procedure, energy from a Microwave Generator is supplied to the End-Effecter. The End-Effector is made from Microwave Absorbing Material, which absorbs some of the microwave energy and converts it to heat. Tissue ablation/coagulation/fusion occurs when the heat energy is transferred to the target tissue. This occurs partially by thermal conduction from the surface of End-Effecter and partially by transmission of microwave energy through the End-Effector. The simultaneous application of these two types of energy to the treated tissue produces synergetic effects not found in the competing technologies.
Some of the examples of Instruments based on Expandoheat technology are: surgical or laparoscopic forceps for tissue fusion, and catheter-based ablation devices. These instruments can be used for Blood Vessel Sealing and Tissue Fusion, Atrial Fibrillation, Varicose Vein Treatment, Tonsillectomy, Renal Denervation, ablation for tumor treatment, Barrett’s Esophagus, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Prostatitis and Prostate Malignancy.
Many other medical procedures and devices can be developed based on this innovative technology, which can address a very large, expanding, multi-segment medical market to improve patient outcomes and make surgeries and nonsurgical thermal treatments safer, faster and more reliable.
The picture bellow is the layout of the jaws structure that can be used in general surgery for vessel sealing in laparoscopic or open surgery.