Sadly, the time has come, after decades of recurrent tonsillitis, I have been advised to have a tonsillectomy. However, I find the idea of two weeks post-operative pain, something I just do not want to endure.
Thanks to the joys of the internet, there are a couple of newer tonsillectomy techniques that have shorter recovery times, especially compared to the traditional removal methods, and less pain are available. The problem is finding an ENT Surgeon who does the procedures. While Canberra has some excellent surgeons, the new, modern techniques usually land in Sydney or Melbourne first. I am happy to travel to Sydney or Melbourne to have the procedure done.
So, this is a call-out to RiotAct readers. Does anyone know of an ENT who uses Thermal Fusion (also known as Thermal Welding- it’s a horrid name!) or does Laser Tonsillectomy?