At Smith & Nephew, we are committed to helping improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries around the globe. That's why we're bringing COBLATION technology to patients for tonsillectomies. Unlike traditional tonsillectomy procedures, which burn tissue at high temperatures, COBLATION technology offers a more gentle alternative.1,2,3
See what some of our patients have to say about their experience with tonsillectomies.
After two sets of ear tubes didn't relieve her daughters constant ear infections, their ENT recommend an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy. After the surgery her daughter was back to being herself. "I can't imagine what life would be like without the surgery," Leslie says. Watch her story below.
Lisa's four-year-old son started to snore at night, had restless sleep, woke up gasping for air, was extremely tired in the morning, and was experiencing hearing loss. After seeing an ENT, an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy was recommended. "He was back in school on Monday," Lisa says, "only two days after surgery." Watch her story below.
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.