Schuco appoints Dr. Awfa Paulina as Medical Director
Meet our new Medical Director, Dr. Awfa Paulina, and learn about the extensive expertise that he brings to Schuco.
Achieve more with the Surtron 120
The Surtron 120 is a diathermy unit designed for minimally invasive surgical procedures. It offers flexibility with its 5 operation modes:
- Cut – Produces a pure cut, allowing excisions similar to a scalpel.
- Blend – Combines the pure cut and coagulation modes into one mode. Ideal for operating in a haemostatic field, significantly improving their field of vision and reducing patient blood loss.
- Forced Coagulation – Creates resistance in the upper most layer of tissue resulting in superficial coagulation. Enables the removal of surface structures without damaging deeper or peripheral tissues as well as cauterising large surface areas quickly when required.
- Soft Coagulation – Deeper penetration of coagulation. Bleeding vessels can be sealed without carbonisation using the soft coagulation setting.
- Bipolar (with adapter) – Cauterise vessels during more complex procedures as well as easily removing raised lesions such as skin tags and warts.
DermLite’s latest product is its most versatile yet. Introducing the MagnetiConnect Kit.
The MagnetiConnect® Kit is a universal adapter solution designed to let you attach virtually any DermLite to any smartphone or tablet.
For over 75 years, the Hyfrecator has been a top choice by healthcare professionals.
The Hyfrecator is a Surgical Diathermy Unit with both monopolar and bipolar modes. It produces a controlled electrical discharge of high frequency and high voltage, which selectively destroys tissue by the passage of electric current. Professionals experience simple use, precise tissue therapy, and years of safe, reliable operation.
The Hyfrecator allows precise destruction of all types of cutaneous lesion (both superficial and deep) and controls surgical bleeding simply, quickly and effectively.
It also provides controlled tissue coagulation and precise surgical haemostasis using bipolar coagulation.
Six Electrode Types
There are six types of electrodes that the Hyfrecator can use; sharp, blunt, bipolar, needle, ball, and blade. They are available sterile for use within surgical wounds, or non-sterile for use on the skin surface
Sharp tip electrodes and blades are ideal for procedures requiring pinpoint precision and control, while blunt tips are ideal for general broad-based coagulation.
Blunt and sharp tips are colour coded for rapid identification. The blunt electrodes are dark grey, and the sharp electrodes are white.
The Bipolar Forceps are designed to grasp, manipulate and coagulate selected tissue. The electric current alternates between the two tips, reducing the length of the current’s path and producing a precise, controlled accurate effect.
A Ball electrode is used to cauterise tissue superficially and at depth or desiccate tissue using fulguration.
Needle electrodes are ideal for no-scalpel vasectomies, reducing difficulty and reducing chances of infection.
The Hyfrecator is extremely versatile and the following treatments and lesions respond well to electrosurgery:
- Benign moles
- Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra
- Facial Telangiectasias
- Milia, Comedones, Small Cysts
- Pyogenic Granuloma
- Seborrhoeic keratoses
- Skin tags
- Spider Naevi / Angiomas, Syringomas
- Viral Warts
Horus – The new dimension of video diagnostic in dermatology for the early detection of skin cancer
The Horus Systems offer Videodermoscopy and Videocapillaroscopy with integrated total-body mapping and sequential dermoscopy. Utilising the latest innovative technology, Horus delivers the best image quality for clear and accurate clinical diagnosis.
Manufactured in Italy, the Horus systems are transportable, ergonomic, and utilise modern technology such us multi-touch screen monitors to ensure they are easy and efficient to use in clinic.
Unlike the traditional dermatoscope with a long handle and bulky design, DermLite scopes bring in sleek, lightweight, pocket sized models. Every DermLite dermatoscope includes a magnification lens and LED lighting with most also featuring of polarising filters for glare reduction which eliminate the need for immersion fluids, allowing for a quicker, more convenient examination.
Start taking digital dermoscopic images with your DermLite dermatoscope by magnetically connecting your phone or tablet to your DermLite dermatoscope. The DermLite connections kits leaves all jacks and buttons accessible. The superior scratch and impact protection adds to the reasons why you can keep it attached to your phone or tablet all the time, even when you are not doing dermoscopy.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so we thought it would be a good time to look at some statistics and see how we at Schuco can contribute in making a difference.
As we know, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and rates continue to rise. At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year with the disease killing over 2,500 people every year in the UK alone – that’s 7 people every day. Rates of malignant melanoma are rising faster than any other type of common cancer. (British Skin Foundation)
The Hyfrecator dates back to 1962 when the founder of Schuco bought it over from the USA. It was considered one of Schuco’s first major success stories, quickly becoming the market leading device for skin surgery within dermatology and general practice. With nearly 20,000 Hyfrecators supplied in the UK and Ireland to date, it really is the practitioners’ choice for minor skin surgery.
The Hyfrecator® 2000 is the latest and best model in the long line of Hyfrecators. Famed for its immense versatility, this multi-functional electrosurgical generator offers both monopolar and bipolar modes and is often used in both outpatient and general practice. Dr Richard Motley writes in ‘A Simple Guide to the Hyfrecator’, ‘The Hyfrecator is more versatile and can be used to treat more conditions than any other type of electrocautery or cryotherapy equipment on the market’.
It works by producing a controlled electrical discharge of high frequency and high voltage, which selectively destroys tissue through the passage of electric current. This makes it suitable for the treatment of indications such as warts, spider veins, skin tags and moles.
So what makes it so special?
Its first superior feature is apparent as soon as the device is switched on. The Hyfrecator instantly recalls stored power settings and carries out self-diagnostic testing, which displays a range of visual and auditory warnings for the user to assess. This gives the physician confidence in the Hyfrecator and peace of mind before carrying out minor operations. Further control is achieved by way of its variable power levels across three settings – low, high and bipolar.
What adds to the Hyfrecator’s versatility is its range of accessories, which include:
A Switching Handle – giving users the ability to remotely select the power setting whilst operating.
For flexibility, the unit can be purchased with or without a Foot Switch, which can be added subsequently if required and is usually preferable to use for very fine procedures.
NHS Practitioner Dr Laurel Spooner uses the Hyfrecator to carry out non-scalpel vasectomy in her Colchester based clinic. She says, ‘I have no hesitation in recommending the Hyfrecator especially as it’s so useful for so many other minor surgical procedures in general practice, its versatility making it now an indispensable item in our treatment room.’
For the last half a century, the Hyfrecator has undoubtedly been one of the most popular, value for money and essential devices to have within any medical practice. Upon installation physicians experience simple use, precise tissue therapy, and years of safe, reliable operation.
Get more for your money!
The Hyfrecator 2000 is now available to buy in a variety of packages to cater to your specific needs. Check out these pages for more info on each package:
World leading dermatoscopes – Innovating the future of dermoscopy
DermLite® is owned by 3Gen LLC, a privately-held company situated in beautiful Orange County, California. In 1999, three medical innovators came together and combined their years of experience in designing, engineering and marketing of medical products with their knowledge of imaging technology.