The procedure is performed to remove the tonsils for treating tonsillitis. The problem of tonsillitis is due to the inflammation of tonsils and is caused either by bacteria or a virus. The condition is most commonly seen in children and rarely in adults. The symptoms in children suffering from tonsillitis are swollen glands, fever and sore throat. Streptococcus virus is the most common cause of tonsils in the children. The problem of tonsillitis can be very frequent and chronic also. Tonsillectomy is the most effective treatment amongst all the treatments available.
A part of the lymphoid tissue group, tonsils prevents infection from germs which are either swallowed or breathed. The problem of tonsillitis occurs when they become infected. When children have more than 4 attacks every year then tonsillectomy is suggested. While in adults, less attacks are required before suggesting tonsillectomy. Sometimes the attacks are so serious that there are less chances of the attacks to stop by themselves.
Both tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are surgically performed to eliminate adenoids and tonsils. The masses of immune cells that are found in the lymphoid tissue (lymph glands) are adenoids and tonsils. They are basically located in the mouth and at the back of the nasal passages. Oversized tonsils can cause chronic sore throat, dental malocclusion, bad breath, obstruction of the upper airway causing problem in swallowing and sleep apnea. On the other hand, oversized infected adenoids can cause ear infections or can also obstruct breathing.
Coblation is the word that is derived from controlled ablation or removal. The surgical procedure of coblation tonsillectomy is performed by using an ablation wand (pen-like device) and radio frequency radiation to remove tonsils either partially or completely. The procedure helps in removing the tonsils safely without damaging the surrounding tissues. The entire procedure takes about 30-45 minutes time and is done under general or local anesthesia.
The patients who are suffering from severe tonsillitis or from oversized tonsils, laser tonsillectomy technique is performed. The laser technique is highly advanced technique and is aimed at improving the patient's condition by reducing the size of the tonsils. By using laser technique, the patients are not required to go for surgeries that involves incisions and cutting. The core element of the laser procedure is state of the art technology.
The technique is used to correct certain serious tonsil conditions. The conditions treated by using this technique are-
The cost of tonsillectomy is very affordable in India and is performed under highly qualified and well trained doctors. Hospitals in India use latest technologies equipped with world class facilities.