Nasal Radiofrequency surgery

Specialty of Otolaringology

Radiofrequency nasal surgery is a surgical procedure that involves the use of energy at low power and low temperature to repair certain diseases of the nasal passages, especially the turbinate hypertrophy which causes nasal blockage. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and usually lasts between five and fifteen minutes, tops. This technique begins by inserting a thin radiofrequency probe through the nostrils. The radiofrequency energy helps reduce the size of the turbinates without causing injury to the nasal mucosa, as it is applied by a cold electrodes. After surgery, the patient will take a nasal packing for a day at least. Turbinate hypertrophy can also be treated with endoscopic surgery or laser surgery.

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