The first use of an electrosurgical generator in an operating room occurred on Oct. 1, 1926 at Peter Bent
Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA. A few days earlier, Dr. Harvey Cushing failed to fully remove a mass from
a patient's head due to its highly vascular nature. From Dr. Cushing's note of Oct. 1: “with Dr. [William T.]
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."
More than 85 years later, Bovie Medical continues to improve on Dr. Bovie’s pioneering work.
Bovie Medical Corp. today is a public company that trades on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol BVX.
This website provides information about the company as well as its innovative product lines. These
include J-Plasma®, a patented new plasma-based surgical product, and the company’s well-respected
Bovie® electrosurgical generators and their accessories.
Dr. Cushing’s and Dr. Bovie’s contribution to revolutionizing the healthcare industry cannot be
overstated. Today, Bovie Medical endeavors to build on their ingenuity and bring transformational
technology to surgeons and physicians worldwide. Learn more about our history