Farmington Hills, MI (September 19, 2007)--- Over the years, many kids have endured tonsillectomies and muddled through the pain and discomfort for a week or two after the procedure. This is now changing with the help of Botsford physicians, David Seel, D.O.; Gregory Varjabedian, D.O.; Christine Lepoudre, D.O.; and Matthew Farrugia, D.O., who are offering a new tonsillectomy procedure called Coblation Tonsillectomy.
Unlike traditional tonsillectomy procedures that remove tonsils by burning tissue, Coblation is an advanced technology that combines gentle radio frequency energy with natural saline to quickly and safely remove tonsils. Dr. Seel says, “We’ve performed nearly 300 procedures since January and our patients are having less pain and a quicker recovery than with traditional tonsillectomy procedures.”
The procedure, performed at Botsford Hospital, takes around 30 minutes and uses general anesthesia. To learn more about this procedure, please contact Botsford’s HealthMatch at (877) 442-7900.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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