Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have great potential to address some of
the challenges faced by both developed and developing countries in providing accessible, cost effective, high-quality health care services. Telemedicine uses ICTs to overcome geographical
barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and
underserved communities in developing countries – groups that traditionally suffer from lack
of access to health care.
High-frequency electrosurgery refers to four different methods: electrocoagulation, electrodesiccation, electrofulguration, and electrosection. These methods involve high-frequency alternating current, which is converted to heat by resistance as it passes through the tissue.