In order to stop recurring tonsil stones, surgery can be recommended. However, this is only in severe situations and is only permitted when the patient is experiencing serious turmoil because of the infection.
There are two main surgeries tonsil stone patients can get: Laser Cryptolysis and Coblation Cryptolysis. In this post we’re going to talk about the latter.
What is Coblation Cryptolysis?
Coblation (cold ablation) Cryptolysis is very similar to the common tonsillectomy. You are still getting some of your tonsil removed, it’s just that the way the surgeon does this is slightly different.
Instead of a knife (or a similar instrument) the surgeon uses a coblation wand. This combines radio-frequency energy and saline to create a plasma field which removes target tissue while minimising damage to surrounding areas.
It is used when a large portion of the tonsils are prone to regular infection. Unlike laser cryptolysis which treats specific areas – most likely a tonsillar crypt.
The theory behind it is that this procedure will be much less painful than the traditional and the recovery process will be less severe. However, this procedure is relatively new (was introduced in 2001) so sufficient testing hasn’t been done to prove this yet.
Comparisons Between The Both Surgeries
I’ve outlined some of the advantages and disadvantages of using Coblation Cryptolysis over other surgeries below.
- quicker operation time
- less pain
- less time needed to get back to normal routine and diet.
- can be done awake
- no risk of airway fire
- no risk of oral or facial burns
- you won’t inhale any smoke from burnt away tonsil tissue (laser tonsillectomy)
- no risk of retinal damage caused by the scatter of laser
- less expensive to maintain and purchase coblation equipment (surgeons benefit)
- is still possible for infection to return as some of the tonsil is still left
- tonsillar crypts can regrow which means tonsil stones can return
So its clear that Coblation Cryptolysis is considerably better than the other options. Which is why I think it should be your first choice if you’ve never had surgery before.
For a more in-depth look at how a traditional tonsillectomy compares with Coblation Cryptolysis, I recommend you check out this study.
Now that you know more about Coblation Cryptolysis, I hope you’ll find it easier to determine if this is the surgery you need. The procedure has been shown to be much less painful, easier to recover from and have less risks associated than others so it’ll likely be your best option.
Just make sure you do your own research on the surgery (check out that study I recommended!) and have a good conversation with your doctor before making a decision and I’m sure you’ll be just fine!
But before you do so, I’ve got something you will want to check out before you do so…
Fast Tonsil Stones Cure
Given the amount of people this program has helped and how effective it has proved to be, you simply must give this program a try before going through with the surgery!
There’s no reason in putting yourself through the pain of removing/damaging your tonsils when it could be so easily avoided.
Fast Tonsil Stones Cure is a very easy program to follow and you’re guided through every step. It’s already helped loads of people cure their tonsil stones and there’s no reason this couldn’t be you too!
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