SYN: electrosurgery. [electro- + G. tome, incision]

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elec·trot·o·my (e-lek-trotґə-me) electroexcision with low current, high voltage, and high frequency; a procedure in which the tissues are not coagulated.

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  • Electrosurgery — Instead of using a scalpel, the surgeon utilizes a heat generating electrical device to burn or vaporize tissue in order to remove it and minimize and halt bleeding. * * * Division of tissues by high frequency current applied locally with a metal …   Medical dictionary

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