Laser tonsillectomy (Laser Tonsil Ablation) is a cutting-edge procedure to reduce the size of the tonsils without surgery. Rather than endure the severe pain associated with traditional surgery, many patients can now choose to treat their tonsils comfortably and conveniently in the office, using a state of the art laser treatment.
Laser tonsillectomy is indicated for the treatment of chronically infected tonsils, "tonsil stones" (tonsiloliths) and enlarged tonsils, a common cause of snoring and sleep apnea.
How Does Laser Tonsillectomy Work?
Instead of traditional operations to remove the tonsils, this new procedure vaporizes the outer surface of the tonsil, reducing their size and eliminating infection—all without ever visiting the hospital.
The procedure is performed in our office in about 20 minutes using only local anesthesia, and it allows patients to return to normal activity the next day!
Advantages of Laser Tonsillectomy
- Faster recovery
- Performed in the office instead of the operating room
- No general anesthesia
- Patients can drive themselves home
- Return to work the next day
- Eligible for reimbursement under many PPO plans
Laser Tonsillectomy Treats:
- Chronic tonsillitis
- Recurrent tonsillitis
- Tonsiloliths (tonsil stones)
- Snoring and sleep apnea related to enlarged tonsils