The first use of an electrosurgical generator in an operating room occurred on October 1, 1926, at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A few days earlier (September 28, 1926) Dr. Cushing had been unsuccessful in removing a mass from a patient's head due to its highly vascular nature. In Dr. Cushing's note from October 1st, "...with Dr. Bovie's help I proceeded to take off most satisfactorily the remaining portion of tumor with practically none of the bleeding which was occasioned in the preceding operation."
Over eighty years later, we continue to improve the work of Dr. Bovie. This website represents our product line, including the Bovie® electrosurgical generators and their accessories. The work continues today, but our sincere thanks go out to
Dr. Cushing and William T. Bovie for their incredible invention.
Today Bovie Medical Corporation is a public company on the American Stock Exchange and can be found under the symbol BVX. Learn more about our history