Coblation tonsillectomy: our experience as a day care procedure


  • Kripamoy Nath Department of ENT, SMC, Silchar, Assam, India
  • Ritu Gupta Deparment of ENT, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India



Coblation tonsillectomy, Haemorrhage, Coblator


Background: A prospective study to cite our experience in adult and pediatric patients undergoing coblation tonsillectomy. We emphasised on the intra operative and post operative morbidity in coblation tonsillectomy and its feasibility as a day care procedure.

Methods: It is a prospective study done on both paediatric and adult cases presenting to our tertiary care centre between January 2018 to February 2020. Study was done to analyse operating time, intraoperative blood loss, post-operative pain, post-operative haemorrhage and post-operative return to home and normal diet.

Results: 114 cases were selected where bilateral tonsillectomy was performed using Coblation technique. 83 were adult patients and 31 paediatric. 56 were females and 58 males. 1 case presented with secondary haemorrhage, none with primary haemorrhage. No other complications were noted.

Conclusions: Coblation tonsillectomy yielded good results in reference to patient morbidity and low complication rate. It turned out to be a success as a day care procedure. Short operating time, minimal blood loss, less post-operative pain specially in the early post-operative period, minimal chance of complication and short stay at hospital as a day care surgery, Coblation tonsillectomy stood out as a hands down winner in our study. In this fast paced life, where consumerism demands everything instant, coblation tonsillectomy as a day care procedure provides good alternative to the patient requiring tonsillectomy. yroidectomies.


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