Coblation® tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is a gentle procedure for removing both tonsils and adenoids offering a fast and easy recovery.
Traditional methods remove tonsils and adenoids by cutting or burning, which can cause extensive pain and damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Coblation is an advanced technology that combines gentle radiofrequency energy with a natural salt solution to quickly and safely remove tonsils and adenoids. Because traditional procedures use high levels of heat to remove the tonsils and adenoids, damage to surrounding healthy tissue is common. Coblation does not remove the tonsils or adenoids by heating or burning, leaving the healthy tissue surrounding the tonsils unaffected.
The Coblation Tonsillectomy Procedure
Coblation® tonsillectomy is a gentle way to remove both tonsils. Coblation tonsillectomy uses radiofrequency, or RF, to remove tonsillar tissue. RF is a form of energy like radio waves, but with a higher frequency. Coblation tonsillectomy uses this energy in a precise and carefully controlled surgical process that causes very little harm to healthy tissue. Published studies have shown Coblation tonsillectomy to have the following patient benefits:
- Less pain and less frequent use of narcotics (pain medication)
- Significantly faster return to normal diet (2.4 days versus 7.6 days on average)
- Less incidence of postoperative nausea and throat swelling
- Less thermal damage to adjacent tissue
- Faster healing