The Cure For Snoring

Treatment Plans - Laser Assisted Serial Tonsillectomy

The tonsillectomy has been one of the most common surgeries for ENT doctors. While it is most common to remove the tonsils at a young age, especially in children who suffer from frequent sore throats, removing the tonsils helps nightly breathing problems in people of all ages. Enlarged tonsils interfere with breathing, which can contribute to in snoring and sleep apnea. 

The Laser Assisted Serial Tonsillectomy uses a hand-held CO2 or KTP laser to vaporize and remove tonsil tissue, replacing the scalpel. It is done in the doctor's office under local anesthesia.  The entire procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Patients experience minimal discomfort and can resume their normal routine the next day. Research studies state that laser technology causes significantly less pain during recovery. Post-operative bleeding is rare.

DOCTOR’s NOTE:“An easy way to treat the tonsils in the office setting with less pain and risk of post-operative bleeding than a standard, operating room performed tonsillectomy.  Typically done as an adjunct to the Pillar or LAUP procedures in patients with large tonsils.”