The Hyfrecator dates back to 1962 when the founder of Schuco brought 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.

Ball and Needle Electrodes in a variety of sizes for different uses.

Disposable Sterile Sheaths.

A height adjustable Mobile Pedestal Stand.

A Universal Wall Mounting Kit.

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.

October 12, 2021 — Toby Heath


Dougal Irvin said:

I work for the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in the EBME department. Could you please send me a copy of the service manual for the Hyfrecator 2000
Thank you

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