Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Coblation Tonsillectomy For Snoring And Sleep apnea in India:
Coblation Tonsillectomy is new in this country.Cold Ablation surgery cause less tissue damage compared to traditional methods, hence less post operative pain and rapid healing.
In traditional tonsillectomy procedures, tonsils are removed by traditional dissection method or using electrocautery, but coblation is advanced technology that combines gentle radiofrequency energy in a saline field to safely and quickly remove the tonsils. Because electrocautery procedures use high levels of heat to remove the tonsils, damage to surrounding healthy tissue is not uncommon. Since coblation does not remove tonsils by heating or burning, healthy tissue surrounding the tonsils is left intact. Thus, experience has demonstrated that the use of coblation results in significantly less postoperative discomfort and a more rapid recovery.