Smith & Nephew’s Coblator system is a medical device used in surgery to remove or reshape soft tissue without causing significant bleeding. This is achieved through the use of radiofrequency energy to break down and remove the tissue.
Coblation-assisted surgery has been used in a variety of medical specialties, including ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery. In ENT surgery, Coblator technology has been used for procedures such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, turbinate reduction, and vocal cord surgery.
The advantages of Coblator-assisted surgery include:
Reduced bleeding: The radiofrequency energy used in Coblator technology helps to coagulate blood vessels as the tissue is removed, leading to less bleeding and reduced risk of complications.
Reduced tissue damage: The Coblator system works at a low temperature, which means that there is less thermal damage to surrounding tissue compared to other surgical techniques.
Faster recovery: Because Coblator-assisted surgery is less invasive and causes less tissue damage, patients may experience less pain and recover more quickly than with traditional surgical techniques.
Improved surgical precision: The Coblator system allows for more precise surgical control, resulting in better outcomes for patients.
Coblator-assisted surgery is considered safe and effective, and is used in a variety of surgical procedures. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that should be discussed with your surgeon.