What is a Turbinate Reduction?
Turbinate surgery corrects nasal obstruction by reducing the turbinate size and thereby decreasing airway resistance, while preserving the natural function of the turbinates. This surgery improves nasal breathing and can reduce nasal drainage and post-nasal drip.
What are the Turbinates?
There are three turbinates (inferior, middle, and superior) on each side of the nose, and their job is to clean and humidify the air as it moves through your nose into your lungs.
What is Coblation® Turbinate Reduction?
Coblation® turbinate reduction is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses radio frequency energy to reduce the size of nasal turbinates and provide relief from nasal airway obstruction. This in-office procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and is performed using local anesthesia.
How does the Coblation® Turbinate Reduction Work?
Coblation® devices use radio frequency technology which operate at a low temperature to gently remove tissue in order to reduce the size of nasal turbinates and open up the nasal airways. The precision and control afforded by Coblation® devices minimize damage to surrounding tissue which results in faster recovery time.