Harmonic Scalpel vs Diathermy Tonsillectomy.


  • Muhammad Zahid Rafiq Gill Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad.
  • Muhammad Asfand Rafiq Gill CMH Lahore Medical College IOD.
  • Shaukat Javed Niazi Medical College, Sargodha.
  • Asma Hussain Independent Medical College, Faisalabad.




Diathermy, Harmonic Scalpel, Pain Scores, Slough Separation Time, Tonsillectomy


Objective: To determine whether harmonic scalpel has any advantage over monopolar diathermy tonsillectomy or not in terms of blood loss, duration of surgery, pain scores and slough separation time. Study Design: Double Blind Cross Sectional study. Setting: Faisalabad Medical University and Affiliated Institutions. Period: April 2022 to September 2022. Material & Methods: Seventy patients were selected and divided by Random sampling into two groups to be operated either with Harmonic Scalpel or Monopolar Diathermy. The difference between the two groups was assessed in terms of pain scores, slough separation time, duration of surgery and blood loss between the two groups. Results: Patients results showed statistical significant difference in the two groups in terms of slough separation time and pain scores but there was no significant difference in terms of blood loss and duration of surgery. Conclusion: Harmonic scalpel does have an advantage over diathermy tonsillectomy as far as early healing is concerned and thus certainly helps in reducing the morbidity of the patients.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Zahid Rafiq Gill, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad.

MBBS, MCPS, FCPS (ENT), Assistant Professor ENT, 

Muhammad Asfand Rafiq Gill, CMH Lahore Medical College IOD.

Second Year MBBS Student, 

Shaukat Javed, Niazi Medical College, Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Med), Associate Professor Medicine, 

Asma Hussain, Independent Medical College, Faisalabad.

MBBS, M.Phil (Physiology), Assistant Professor Physiology,