Coblation Surgery is being performed in a patient with severe snoring and sleep apnea in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, south India. It is done under GA.By Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Laser vs. Coblator
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Painless Coblation tonsillectomy in Children utilizes this unique, low-temperature technology that has been clinically shown to speed a child’s return to normal activity and diet, and decrease pain, post-surgical narcotics use and the chance of re-bleeding when compared to older, heat-based technologies such as electrocautery or traditional tonsillectomy. By combining radiofrequency energy with a saline solution, Coblation is able to gently and precisely remove tonsils without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.
Surgical treatment of snoring is generally focused on the nasal passages,Tonsil adenoid, palate and uvula, and tongue. Tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy is the common cause of snoring and sleep apnea in children, the treatment of which is Tonsil and Adenoid removal.
A new Cold Ablation tonsillectomy is being done here.There is very much less pain in the post op period.