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Do tonsillectomy with LASER?

The LASER is an important tool for the surgeon, There are different types of LASER instruments, each with a very specific usage. And’ an essential tool for some interventions but absolutely superfluous to other interventions! Niguarda hospital has multiple types of lasers that are used on a daily basis where they serve, especially in surgical oncology.

Over the years several studies have been conducted to assess the usefulness of new technologies in tonsillectomy: any new technology has proven to be significantly better than the traditional technique, both in terms of risk of bleeding than surgical time.
The traditional technique involves the removal of the tonsils with scalpels and scissors and Haemostasis with bipolar forceps.

Those who promote with very aggressive LASER often does for marketing reasons, Be careful!

My son has huge tonsils, must remove them?

The palatine tonsils are Lymphoid organs that perform their function especially in childhood. And’ normal that children have larger tonsils than adults and the size itself is not an indication for surgery. The tonsils are removed mainly or because the child suffers from frequent tonsillitis or because the tonsils, If very large, can make breathing difficult, especially during sleep, causing sleep apnea.