Medical advancements are happening every day, and it's important to choose a doctor trained in the latest surgical technology. The My Tonsils surgeon locator will help you find Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctors in your area trained to use COBLATION technology. COBLATION technology uses plasma for precise tissue removal, yielding minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.1
These COBLATION technology doctors near you have the experience and expertise to help you make the right decisions for you and your family.
The surgeons listed on this page have used COBLATION technology during tonsillectomy procedures, but may not use it for every operation. This list does not include all surgeons who perform tonsillectomy procedures in your area. Smith & Nephew does not have any direct financial interest in the surgeons or facilities listed. The results of your search are based solely on the surgeon's distance from the center point of the ZIP code you entered.
No matter how statistically safe a procedure has proven to be, every surgery has risks. Post Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage (PTH) is a potentially serious complication that has been reported in literature for both adult and pediatric patients. It is reported to occur following use of COBLATION devices as well as following the use of other surgical devices and methods. Before making any surgical decision, you should speak with your doctor about any potential risks.
COBLATION wands are contraindicated for use in patients with cardiac pacemakers or other electronic device implants.
* Compared to monopolar dissection, based on analysis of eight randomized clinical trials.
Harley Jr., Earl H., John T., Mike and Hanson, Beate. Coblation Dissection Versus Monopolar Dissection - A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 2016; Data on file with Smith & Nephew, PN 91999 Rev A.
Woloszko, Jean, and Gilbride, Charles. Coblation Technology: Plasma Mediated Ablation for Otolaryngology Applications. Proceedings of SPIE. 2000, Vol. 3907.