4 Ways to Use Alternatives to Tonsillectomy By The Livestrong.com Team In 2000, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved a procedure as an alternative to a tonsillectomy, which removes the tonsils entirely. This new technique, called somnoplasty, instead shrinks the tonsils by using tiny needle electrodes, which are inserted into the. Aug 01, 2000 · Somnus Medical Technologies wins FDA approval for a technique for shrinking tonsils, an alternative to tonsillectomy that it claims will be less painful and allow for a quicker recovery (M)Author: Andrew Pollack.
New Option For Tonsillectomy Surgery. Sometimes a laser is used. A newer alternative is known as Coblation. Unlike procedures that require relatively high temperatures to seal blood vessels, Coblation uses low temperature radiofrequency energy, applied through saline solution. Since the surgery is performed at considerably lower temperature. Mar 17, 2015 · The tonsils are part of our immune system, the visible part of our lymphatic system. They provide the first line of defense for pathogens swallowed or inhaled. Specialized cells in the surface of the tonsils capture pathogens allowing B cells and T cells to attack. Tonsil tissue is similar to other Author: Allene Edwards.
Apr 02, 2013 · Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults. Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or schoolAuthor: Healthday.