HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--While tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures, patients often report that it is also one of the most painful. To reduce the pain associated with tonsillectomies and speed healing, Alfredo Jimenez, M.D., an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist with Clear Lake ENT in Houston, is using MiFusion ENTceps®, a novel surgical technology that minimizes tissue damage – and his patients are reporting exceptional results.
“Angel’s very active and was ready to go the very next day, even though I told her to rest”
“Since I began using MiFusion ENTceps I’ve received less complaints of pain by patients both immediately following surgery and during the first week of recovery,” said Dr. Jimenez. “They wake up easier from the anesthesia and are ready to leave the surgery center sooner. Another benefit is that there’s minimal blood loss during the procedures and none of my patients have experienced post-operative bleeding.”
Dr. Jimenez recently performed a tonsillectomy on four-year-old Houston resident Angel Garcia using MiFusion ENTceps. Angel’s mother, Miriam Garcia, was extremely pleased with the results, noting how Angel experienced minimal pain and was out of bed and playing the day after surgery.
“Angel’s very active and was ready to go the very next day, even though I told her to rest,” said Miriam. “She had a little bit of pain but the recovery was really fast – less than a week. She did much better than I expected.”
Conventional devices used to perform tonsillectomies transmit electrical energy through the patient or tissue, which can damage surrounding tissue and cause excessive bleeding and intense post-operative pain. As a result, it can take weeks for a patient to fully recover and resume his or her normal life.
Unlike conventional devices, MiFusion ENTceps employs an advanced, proprietary technology, called Thermal Fusion (also known as Tissue Welding), to remove the tonsils and simultaneously seal the tissue from which they were removed. Because the device uses only pure heat and pressure, it minimizes tissue damage, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Studies have shown that patients who have undergone MiFusion ENTceps tonsillectomies experience less pain and bleeding compared with other surgical techniques.1,2.
For more information on the MiFusion ENTceps® tonsillectomy procedure, visit www.entceptional.com.
About Clear Lake ENT
Clear Lake ENT strives to provide advanced patient care to both adult and pediatric populations. Dr. Jimenez, board certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, uses the latest surgical and non-surgical methods to treat problems affecting the ears, nose, and throat ("ENT") in adults and children of all ages. Our team of audiologists and nurses help create a professional and friendly atmosphere, which caters to our patient's needs. We can always provide flexible scheduling of appointments to meet your needs.
1 Stavroulaki P. et al. Thermal welding versus cold dissection tonsillectomy: A prospective, randomized, single-blind study in adult patients. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. August 2007.
2 Karatzias G. et al. Thermal welding versus bipolar tonsillectomy: A comparative study. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. June 2006.