Minimally Invasive Office Procedures for Nasal Obstruction

Coblation Turbinate Reduction (Smith & Nephew)

Coblation is a tool that uses a special bipolar device to ablate and suction evacuate tissue

from the turbinates in the nose. This is a quick, minimally invasive, low risk, durable solution

for nasal obstruction in qualifying patients.

Vivaer low-temperature radiofrequency reduction of turbinates

The Vivaer device low temperature radiofrequency energy to shrink tissue to treat chronic

nasal congestion and nasal obstruction due to turbinate hypertrophy, swollen mucosa in the

nose, or due to nasal valve stenosis. This is a unique minimally invasive solution that is low risk

and can produce durable relief of nasal obstruction in qualifying patients.

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Office surgical turbinate reduction

Surgical turbinoplasty with the emplyment of a microdebrider device can be useful to treat

nasal obstruction in the office in patients that have severely enlarged turbinates.

Relieva Balloon Septoplasty (Acclarent)

The Relieva Nasal Dilatation System employs a minimally invasive balloon device to straighten

the nasal septum, outfracture and compress the turbinates to improve the nasal airway and

improve nasal breathing. The procedure is brief and for many patients a viable alternative to

undergoing nasal surgery in the operating room under anesthesia.