Tonsils are lymph-like soft tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. Along with adenoids (soft tissue behind the nose), tonsils help your body fight infection by producing antibodies to combat bacteria that enter through the mouth and nose. Tonsils and adenoids can cause health problems when they become infected or obstruct normal breathing or nasal/sinus drainage.
Unlike harsh traditional tonsillectomy procedures, coblation combines gentle radio frequency energy with natural saline to remove tissue quickly and precisely and also preserves healthy surrounding tissue. This newer procedure results in less pain after surgery and quicker recoveries.
It is common for patients who have undergone Coblation Tonsillectomy to feel better than expected following their surgery with most patients resuming a normal diet and activities within just a few days.