Coblation tonsillectomy is safe and effective alternative to traditional tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy with steel forceps (as traditional) consumes longer time than coblation tonsillectomy does as a slower dissection. The reduction of intra operative blood loss and operation time in coblation tonsillectomy is obvious. Studies showed a significant difference in postoperative morbidity and complications between patients undergoing coblation tonsillectomy and those undergoing traditional technique.
It results in less blood loss and tissue damage, reduced post surgical pain and no significant morbidities like postoperative hemorrhage. It minimizes the postoperative recovery period thus ensures earlier return to normal activity without increasing the postoperative complications.