Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
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.
Coblation Turbinoplasty for Nasal Blockage:
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 better achieved by Coblator.