Tonsillitis is one of the most common infections in childhood and adolescence. If inflammation occurs 4 or 5 times per year for two consecutive years, it may be necessary to remove the tonsils. Removal of the tonsils is never a simple surgery. Severe bleeding can be life-threatening. Pain is severe and recovery is late especially in adults. Surgery must be performed in centers with adequate technical infrastructure and intensive care units.
In classical tonsillectomy, tonsils are separated from the surrounding tissues by using dissector. Separation of the tissue may cause an irregular wound surface and the wound heals spontaneously over time. During this period, severe pain occurs. The veins in the bleeding area are ligated in the form of a sailor’s knot using special suture materials or cauterization is applied. Cauterization causes late bleeding and pain during the recovery period. Furthermore, healing is adversely affected and delayed.
Tonsillectomy is one of the ENT operations, the surgical procedure of which has become easier with the development of modern medicine. Thanks to the thermal welding device developed for tonsillectomy, which is the fearful dream of families, tonsils can be removed without pain and bleeding. In this technique, the tissue dissociation and the heat union of the wound surfaces occur simultaneously. Pain is at the minimum level and the risk of bleeding is very low. Studies have shown that the biological wound healing, which lasts four weeks in classical surgery, is one week in the Thermal Welding method. In this way, complaints such as sore throat and difficulty in swallowing occur less.
In the thermal welding method, heat energy is used instead of electric current. The heat flow is only at the ends of the device holding the tissue. Therefore, any possible heat damage to the surrounding tissue is minimal. After the use of cautery (electric current), the pain during the recovery period is quite low with thermal welding. The most important advantage of this technique is providing a bleeding-free environment and performing surgery using a single instrument. This shortens the duration of operation. The patient is discharged on the same day and can return to daily social activities more quickly.