Electrosurgery is the application of electrical (radio frequency) current to biological tissue. An electrosurgical generator supplies the source of electric current, which transfers energy (electrons) to tissue. The use of electrosurgery during an operative procedure is almost as common as wearing gloves. There are various energy sources and methods employed with the use of electrosurgery to cut tissue, coagulate tissue to obtain hemostasis (stop bleeding) or fulgurate tissue. An electrosurgery device can deliver heat at a range of 100°C to 1200°C. Electrosurgery is a safe and efficient instrument for both invasive and minimally invasive surgical procedures if basic safety measures are applied. Please read more to learn about the advances in electrosurgery, conduction and recommended practices for use and care of equipment, including the role of surgical gloves.