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When was the first ligasure model launched?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
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In brief: 1998.
The ligasure vessel sealing system is an electrosurgical device that cauterizes and seals blood vessels, allowing one to cut tissue with a minimum of bleeding.
It is now used in a variety of open & laparoscopic surgeries. It was introduced in 1998 by valleylab. After a series of acquisitions and mergers, ligasure is now a product of the covidien surgical solutions group based in boulder, colorado.

In brief: 1998.
The ligasure vessel sealing system is an electrosurgical device that cauterizes and seals blood vessels, allowing one to cut tissue with a minimum of bleeding.
It is now used in a variety of open & laparoscopic surgeries. It was introduced in 1998 by valleylab. After a series of acquisitions and mergers, ligasure is now a product of the covidien surgical solutions group based in boulder, colorado.
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