Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Reduction of the size of an enlarged turbinates inside the nasal passage can improve the size of the nasal airway. Turbinate reduction may be performed with surgical instruments, lasers. radio frequency energy or cauterised. Here Coblation Technology is used for this patient. Coblation Turbinoplasty is very effective in improving the airway and the result is instant.
What Is Coblation Surgery
Coblation is not a heat-driven process; therefore it does not char or burn healthy tissue like conventional electro surgery and laser surgery.
Coblation is derived from the term “controlled ablation” It combines radiofrequency energy with a natural saline solution to gently and precisely remove tissue leading to a fast and easier recovery.
This advanced surgical technique results in reduced pain, less bleeding and faster recovery for patients. Unlike the traditional method, Coblation technology literally ‘vaporizes’ the tissues. As there’s no cutting or heat involved, there’s no charring or burning of healthy tissue, which is great news for patients.
What Type of Surgeries can be done?
As I do lot of surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnea , It is very good instrument to perform Coblator Assisted Uvuolplasty (CAUP), Base of Tongue Reduction (BOT), Lingual Tonsillectomy, Coblator reduction of turbinates in the Nose etc.
For More Details:
For Appointment- call 0471, 2334561, 2334564, 0471 3080300 Fax-0471-2330925
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