Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Coblation-assisted inferior turbinoplasty appears effective for the treatment of patients with allergic rhinitis and nasal obstruction. I have been doing Laser Turbinectomy since 1996, but reduction of turbinate is achieved better by Coblator.
Nasal surgery to treat snoring is generally focused on improving a narrow nasal passage. Coblator and Laser can be used to shrink the turbinates by creating scar tissue in them, resulting in a more open nasal passage (CAPT/LAPT).
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 â€˜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.