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adult tonsilectomy
Posted by: Kathy
Date: April 10, 2000 1:52 PM

Have you heard of a new procedure for adult tonsillectomies involving micro-waving?

adult tonsilectomy
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: April 12, 2000 2:57 AM

It is not microwaving, but actually a radio frequency procedure called Coblation. Specialists are using it to decrease soft tissue in the nose as well as the tonsils. It can be done on an outpatient basis and minimizes the risk and down time for adults.

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