Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS, DLO.Consultant ENT Surgeon.
Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India.
Adenoidectomy is usualy done along with Tonsillectomy, but it may to be done without tonsillectomy in case of adenoid causing snoring , sleep apnea and glue ear.Traditional method of adenoidectomy is by curettage, but here Coblation technology is used.
CoblationÂ® is an advanced technology designed to quickly and gently remove tonsils and adenoids using high frequency energy and saline. Coblation technology does not rely on a heat-driven process to remove target tissue and is designed to preserve surrounding healthy tissue.Coblation technology provides ablation, resection, coagulation of soft tissue and hemostasis of blood vessels in one convenient surgical device. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. In such cases, patients typically return home shortly after the procedure.