3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on electrosurgery (diathermy and coblation) for tonsillectomy and tonsillectomy using ultrasonic scalpel.
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
'Interventional procedure overview of tonsillectomy using laser', December 2005.
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.