Traditionally, tonsillectomy has been performed using "cold" dissection. The tonsil and its capsule are separated from the surrounding tissues using metal instruments (i.e., scissors, snare, or knife). The upper pole of the tonsil is mobilised, and then dissection continues to the base of the tongue.
A laser-assisted tonsillectomy may describe any of the following procedures,
The use of a laser as a surgical tool in an otherwise standard tonsillectomy procedure
The use of the laser to sequentially vaporise the tonsils in a series of outpatient visits
The laser vaporises the tonsils' surface, i.e., cryptanalysis or a subtotal tonsillectomy.
LAST is an outpatient procedure performed under the local anaesthetic laser and is swept eight to ten times over the tonsil. During each sweep, exhales and smoke is mechanically extracted to prevent inhalation. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. The patient entire tied throughout several visits, especially in patients with deep crypts or large tonsils.
Laser-assisted septopsy If you have a crooked septum that doesn't run down the centre of your nose or a structural problem, the doctor may suggest a laser-assisted septoplasty to alleviate your breathing problems and nose congestion. Laser surgery can be a good option if you have a mild deviation. In this case, the deviated septum is straightened with laser septoplasty. It is less invasive than traditional septoplasty and potentially more advantageous in decreased patient recovery time, less morbidity, lower medical costs, and faster return to total activity.
After the laser treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore, you'll need to go back to the hospital twice (one week apart from each visit) to check on and replace the dressing, monitor your recovery, and remove any potential adhesions. A facial hyaluronic acid mist can help with scarring and tissue healing. When the eardrum is punctured, sunken in (atelectatic), or otherwise aberrant and causes hearing loss, a tympanoplasty is recommended by an ENT specialist.
What is Tympanoplasty?
Tympanoplasty or ear surgery is a repair procedure in case of a ruptured or burst eardrum. Tympanoplasty is a one-day procedure and involves the use of a laser to repair the tear in the eardrum. The eardrum or tympanic membrane resembles a dime that creates a buffer between the outer and the middle ear. The membrane vibrates when it's hit by sound, which sends the vibrations to the three tiny bones in the middle ear. The bones amplify the sound and redirect it to the cochlea. The cochlea turns the sound into electrical signals, which are then sent to the brain. Tympanoplasty is conducted to ensure that the ruptured eardrum is healed and aims to improve hearing.
Laser-assisted tympanoplasty is the surgical procedure performed to repair a perforated tympanic membrane, with/ without reconstruction of the ossicles, to prevent reinfection and restore hearing ability. Using the laser to make a bloodless opening in the eardrum. A tiny endoscope can be inserted through the opening, which allows the surgeon to see the little bones of hearing. They can then evaluate certain types of hearing loss, look through a chronic perforation to determine damage to the hearing bones and eardrum, or see whether membranes over the round window need to be removed before medication is introduced into the middle inner ear.
Consult with ENT doctors at Manipal Hospitals to know more about treatments.