What is laser-assisted tonsil ablation?
Laser tonsil ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that can decrease the size of tonsils using a laser, rather than surgery. Reducing tonsil size opens the airway wider, allowing more oxygen to flow freely without obstruction. Tonsil ablation treatment can provide relief for symptoms of severe snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Why is laser-assisted tonsil ablation performed?
Tonsil ablation is performed to treat the following conditions:
- OSA that is caused by enlarged tonsils
- Severe snoring
- Tonsil stones
What does laser-assisted tonsil ablation involve?
If you choose to undergo tonsil ablation treatment with New York ENT, doctors will use laser technology to target the tonsils and vaporize the outer surface of the tonsils. The laser will not only reduce the size of the tonsils, but will eliminate any throat infections that are present on the tonsils as well. The lasers used are state-of-the-art with precision and control that minimizes damage to surrounding tissues, which increases recovery time for the patient.
What are the advantages of undergoing laser-assisted tonsil ablation?
Using laser-assisted tonsil ablation has the following benefits:
- Minimally invasive
- Little or no discomfort during procedure
- Controls sleep apnea symptoms
- Little or no downtime following procedure
- Increases airway and oxygen levels during sleep
- Decreases snoring
If you are suffering from OSA or snoring and believe you may benefit from laser-assisted tonsil ablation, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience treating a variety of throat-related conditions. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at 212-873-6036 to schedule an appointment today.