Comparison of Techniques between Thermal Welding, Coblation and Electrocautery for Tonsillectomy
Study ID: STU 012015-018
The study design is a prospective observational study examining the medical record for operative time, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative standard care narcotic use, postoperative standard analgesic use, postoperative complication rate for hemorrhage and dehydration as well as incidence of doctor visits in the postoperative period. a questionnaire will be completed by parent recording pain level, standard pain medication use and return to regular diet,. Primary endpoint will be the postoperative screening contact or visit at 2-4 weeks with return of completed questionnaire. The secondary endpoint would be return to the operating room or eR for control of hemorrhage.
Inclusion Criteria: 1. Pediatric patients being treated at the Children's Health Center ENT- Plano Legacy Campus 2. Pediatric patients ranging from 3 years to 17 years of age 3. Pediatric patients who are scheduled for standard of care tonsillectomy surgery with/without adenoidectomy for obstruction or recurrent infection as standard of care.