What is Coblation Tensillectomy?
Unlike traditional tonsillectomy procedures, wich remove tonsils by burning, Coblation is advanced technology that combines gentle radiofrequency endergy with natural saline - to quickly, and safely remove tonsils. Because traditional procedures use high levels of heat to remove the tonsils, damage to surrounding healthy tissue is common. Coblation does not remove the tonsils
by heating or burning, leaving the healthy tissue surrounding the tonsils intact.
The innovative approach of Coblation results in minimal pain and rapid recovery for patients.
Coblation has been used in nearly three million procedures by surgeons in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and other areas of medical specialty.
How Are Chronic Tonsil Problems Usually Treated?
Depending on symptoms, and the frequency of infection, tonsils are typically treated with antibiotics or removed surgically in a procedure called a tonsillectomy.
Doctors typically recommend performing a tonsillectomy based on the following guidelines:
- 3-4 episodes of infectious tonsillitis per year for three consecutive years
- 5 episodes of infectious tonsillitis per year for two years
- 7 episodes of infectious tonsillitis in one year
Your doctor may suggest visiting an ENT surgeon to see if your child (or you) needs surgical removal of the tonsils.
How is Coblation Tonsillectomy Performed?
Coblation uses radiofrequency energy and natural saline, not heat, to gently dissolve tonsil tissue and remove the infected or enlarged tonsils. Coblation
Tonsillectomy is a quick outpatient procedure that takes less than 30 minutes, and is performed in an operating room with general anesthesia. Most
patients stay in the hospital only a few hours. If your doctor recommends your tonsils and/or adenoids be removed, you are a candidate.
Why Is Coblation Tonsillectomy A Better Choice?
Patients report a better overall experience with Coblation Tonsillectomy after surgery when compared to traditional procedures.
Studies show that patient calls and visits to the doctor due to complications after surgery are significantly less with Coblation Tonsillectomy.
Because of tissue damage caused by the heat of traditional tonsillectomy procedures, patients often take up to two weeks to
return to a normal diet and to resume normal activity. Coblation Tonsillectomy is the gentle alternative offering a rapid recovery
and minimal pain, with most patients resuming a normal diet and activities within just a few days.
Am I a Candidate for the Coblation Tonsillectomy?
If your doctor recommends your tonsils and/or adenoids be removed, you are a candidate.