April 13, 2010

New Webpage on Cryptolysis: A Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Tonsil Stones

A new webpage has been created describing tonsil cryptolysis, a minimally invasive procedure to treat tonsil stones otherwise known as tonsiloliths.

The procedure we offer is similar to laser cryptolysis, but without the risks of laser use. Such risks involved with using a laser include:

1) No risk of airway fire (if a spark occurs due to laser use, it can ignite the air)
2) No risk of blindness (laser can bounce off shiny surfaces like metal and reflect out and burn the retina)
3) No risk of oral and facial burns (lasers do not burn just the tonsil, it can burn anything that gets in the way... in other words, do NOT turn your head, sneeze, cough, or gag if the laser is turned on!!!)
4) No risk of inhaling the plume of vaporized tissue (which can cause airway burns as well as spread infection)

Read more about tonsil cryptolysis here.

Give us a call to make an appointment with us to see if you are a candidate for this procedure!
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Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been hunting for several years to find a physician who even KNEW about tonsil cryptolysis. Now here is the ideal solution, but because I live a thousand miles away, I cannot take advantage of this outstanding method. Please, Dr. Chang -- how about those of us out here in the heartland? Who can help us?

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