3 Further information

3.1 NICE has issued guidance on electrosurgery (diathermy and coblation) for tonsillectomy.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
June 2006

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of tonsillectomy using ultrasonic scalpel', August 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.