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Turbinate Coblation Procedure
Coblation® Turbinate Reduction can provide a fast return to normal breathing for your pediatric and adult patients with turbinate hypertrophy. Coblation Turbinate Reduction, performed with the ReFlex Ultra® PTR Wand for pediatric patients or the ReFlex Ultra® 45 Wand for adult patients, is intended for the treatment of enlarged or hypertrophied turbinates. This procedure uses Coblation-Channeling® to simultaneously remove and shrink submucosal tissue. The unique action of Coblation technology creates channels by ablating tissue as the Wand is inserted into the turbinate. For tissue shrinkage, a submucosal necrotic lesion is created around the tissue channel. This dual therapy creates an immediate reduction in nasal obstruction, with a greater reduction during healing.
Submucosal lesions are created in 10-15 seconds versus the two or more minutes required for other turbinate reduction procedures. This makes Colation Turbinate Reduction an ideal procedure for the office or the OR.