Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed otorhinolaryngological procedures. Its efficacy is well documented including its association with postoperative morbidity such as hemorrhage, pain, and delayed return to activity and diet.
There are different tonsillectomy techniques and devices used with no consensus regarding the optimal technique.
The BiZact tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy device, produced in 2016 and is one of the newest available devices for tonsillectomy.
It uses Valley Labs adjustable bipolar energy and consists of a handpiece with a scissor mechanism that grasps and compresses tissue in a manner that continuously measures the impedance of the clamped bundle.
Energy is automatically adjusted and delivered to the tissue to optimally denature collagen and elastin within vessel walls and in connective tissue. This minimizes thermal tissue damage and seals blood vessels less than 3mm in diameter while dividing soft tissue.