Pediatric Tonsillectomy Video

Dr. Nina Shapiro, a pediatric ear-nose-throat surgeon, performs a cutting-edge surgery to remove four-year-old Caden's tonsils.
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Female Speaker: And we here to see the doctor. What should doctor going to fix? Nina Shaprio: Today Kaden is going to be having his tonsils and adenoids removed. Kaden? Female Speaker: Oh, I think it’s our return, okay. Nina Shaprio: Hey, there. You’ve been okay? Getting ready and we see that mask one more time, show me how to do it. So after he goes off to sleep, then I’ll do my procedure and then we let him wakeup on his own in the operating room and then I come get you. Female Speaker: I will be here for an hour or so, after and then go home. Nina Shaprio: With the tonsillectomy part of the procedure, we use the coagulation one to remove the entire tonsil on each side and for the adenoid part we use the coblator sort of as a shaver to almost like a tiny, tiny little vacuum cleaner. You can see how big this tonsil is, when I move it a little bit in its little capsule and valid it to his airway it’s taking up a large space. While coblation wand that’s a very cold instrument, but does gently remove the tissue is opposed to a hot instrument like an electrocautery, which really burns and creates a deep tissue injury. See, I am just peeling it out, layer by layer, there is the first tonsil and there is the left tonsil coming out, you can already see that Kaden’s airway has probably doubled or tripled in size, there is a nice big space there for him to breathe and he will have a great night sleep, smoothness can be a huge tonsils and huge adenoids. So, we took it as tablets.

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