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How is bleeding controlled during surgery?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

During surgery bleeding is normally controlled by either electrocauterization or direct ligation of the vessel. When operating each day I use a coagulation device that directly burns the small blood vessels and prevents hemmorhage. Larger blood vessels can be either hand tied off or suture ligated.

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