CDRH Industry: Premarket Notification [510(k)] Submissions for Electrosurgical Devices for General Surgery - Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff

FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry in preparing premarket notification submissions [510(k)] for electrosurgical devices intended for use in general surgery. These devices are designed to cut and/or remove tissue and control bleeding through the use of high-frequency electrical current. For the purpose of this guidance, electrosurgical devices may also be called radiofrequency (RF) devices or high frequency (HF) devices.  For more information, please see

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