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Popular Surgeries Can Carry Risk of Being Burned

  • February 7, 2017

An NBC4 I-Team investigation has found that the medical devices used during many minimally invasive procedures can, in rare occasions, burn the internal organs and tissues of the patient. The team highlighted the work of a CRICO-funded program called FUSE, Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy®, which educates surgeons about the risks of electrical instruments in surgery and how to use them safely.


Launched in 2014, the FUSE program was funded by CRICO under a 2013 grant to Dr. Daniel Jones at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Citation for the Full-text Article

Grover , Glasser M, Sullivan C. Popular surgeries can carry risk of being burned. NBC Los Angeles. Feb. 7, 2017.