Presented by Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS, DLO.Consultant ENT Surgeon.
Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India
A non obese patient with severe OSA and Snoring, presented with retrognathia, large tongue, large tonsils and elongated uvula, been evaluated for Surgery using Coblator in the ENT Clinic in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum, South India. Three of his brothers underwent OSA Surgery with laser, but this time Coblator surgery is planned. All the brothers are snore free now but all of them had severe post op pain after Co2 laser surgery.
Pre op flexible fibre optic endoscopy, CT imaging of neck,Blood work up, cardiologist evaluation, pre anesthetic evaluation all, are performed before surgery.
A Home sleep study was done which revealed severe OSA with loud snoring.
(He underwent Coblator surgery of Soft Palate, Tonsil, Tongue and Nose the following day)