Ultrasonically Activated Device and Vessel-Sealing Device

  • Minoru Matsuda
  • Tadatoshi Takayama
  • Young-Woo Kim
  • Seong Yeop Ryu


The ultrasonic wave solidification incision device (ultrasonically activated device, or USAD) was developed and introduced at the beginning of the 1990s [1], which has become a milestone event in the advancement of endoscopic surgery. A giant step forward in endoscopic surgery was noted with the development of the USAD, especially regarding vascular ligation and increased hemostasis. More recently, a vessel-sealing device (VSD) has been developed as another option for hemostasis.


Endoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Tissue Resection Heat Damage Wave Vibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Matsuda
    • 1
  • Tadatoshi Takayama
    • 1
  • Young-Woo Kim
    • 2
  • Seong Yeop Ryu
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Digestive SurgeryNihon University School of MedicineChiyoda-kuJapan
  2. 2.Gastric Cancer BranchResearch Institute and Hospital, National Cancer CenterGoyangRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterologic SurgeryChonnam National University Hwasun HospitalHwasun-gunRepublic of Korea

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