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Usually lot of patients are scared from the word surgery, and staying at the hospital, of anesthesia and nasal pack, possibility of alot of bleeding and possibly of pain. This is understandable worries of the patient. With the coblation technology we can say the level of pain is almost not there. The bleeding chance is quite minimal and we dont need to do a general anesthesia for most of the cases.
Coblation technology is radio frequency technology and depends on t he energy generated from the breakdown of irons of the water. The advantage of that is the cutting is without bleeding and without heating. You dont need to do sutures after that. So you have energy, you dont have scalpel which does the cut for you, seals the wound stops bleeding and you dont need to suture.
Wow thats great. So the pain is very much less, the complications almost none or very much less. And that makes the coblation technology the superior technology nowadays. Since we started this technology almost 9 years ago, I must say we are exclusively doing only this technology- we’ve stopped doing the conventional way. There are alot of procedures, instead of doing it in the theatre under general anesthesia with a stay in the hospital, with nasal pack, with bleeding possibilities, we do them right here on this chair in sitting position. Especially for the fixing of enlargement of the turbinates, that is which causes the blockage of the nose, and some snoring procedures in the mouth, we can reduce the size of the palate and this is just local anesthesia. Usually the patient doesnt need to be fasting, they come in the morning, it takes 50 mins and rest another 10 mins and they can go home.
Nowadays we do almost all tonsil removal for kids and adults by coblation technology- this ensures the total removal of the tonsil. They have less pain and start to eat at an early stage- almost two hours after surgery, they can eat everything after the surgery and healing and recovery is very much faster than the usual conventional surgery.
They dont need to stay at the hospital, they can go at the same day – couple of hours is quite enough and they can go home and resume their normal work in usually a few days after that. Chance of bleeding after that is very minimum- expectation is usually 8% of all tonsils they can bleed. Our statistics in our centre it is less than 0.5% the post surgery bleeding.
This is very much encouraging and we dont want to change it.