TCU: Product Reviews

Rapid, Non-Destructive, Light Hemostasis for Far Superior Cosmetic Results

“The Geiger Thermal Cautery is an immensely versatile and cost-effective electrosurgical instrument.

I use it at least twenty times as often as the spark gap electrosurgical machines which I also have in each examination room.

It is primarily used for obtaining quick, complete hemostasis without any additional tissue destruction. Typically, it is used following tangential excision of nevi where obtaining an excellent cosmetic result is important. However, it is also used for destruction of small seborrheic keratoses, cherry angiomas, verruca plana and other small benign lesions. When used in this way, it is lightning-fast, and the required destruction can almost always be accomplished without any local anesthetic.

Among its other numerous uses are as a spot dermabrader to flatten irregularities in excisional surgical scars and in the incision and drainage of milia. However, it is also used in curettement in the destruction of cutaneous malignancies.

Another point to make is that a spark gap machine, such as a hyfrecator is an inheritently destructive treatment modality, even when destruction is not desired as a part of the procedure. This is because the flow of electrical current through small blood vessels deep to the destruction site always produces more tissue damage than is desired or recognized.

The Geiger Thermal Cautery creates rapid, non-destructive, light hemostasis allowing a far superior cosmetic result.”

Alan M. Ruben, M.D.
Wheeling, WV

TCU Invaluable for All Electrourgery Procedures

“I've found the Geiger Cautery invaluable for all procedures requiring electrosurgery. An advantage is that it can be used for patients with pacemakers. It also is effective in a wet field, when there is bleeding.”

Gerald Gellin, M.D.
San Francisco, CA

Method of Choice for Children

1. “TCU is my method of choice for cautery in children. I am able to cauterize while holding the affected part still.”

2. “TCU allows you to adjust the heat to exactly the right temperature for smoothing out shaved lesions.”

Allen G. Saound
Bridgeport, WV