Coblation is a minimally-invasive approach to ENT procedures. It uses gentle radiofrequency technology and natural saline to precisely remove or shrink targeted tissues, while minimizing damage to the surrounding, healthy areas.
Ideal ENT Procedures for the Technology
Coblation can be an ideal technology for a variety of ear, nose and throat procedures. Some of the most commonly performed Coblation surgeries include:
- Lesion debulking
- Turbinate reduction
- Laryngeal polypectomy
- Sinus and soft palate surgery
Fun Fact: Coblation technology has been successfully used by over two million board-certified ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons.
What Sets Coblation Apart From Other Surgical Techniques?
Lasers, electrosurgical devices and other radiofrequency-based surgical products tend to be very imprecise ways to cut through tissue. In this way, Coblation stands out in the crowd.
The technology removes tissue at relatively low temperatures using a controlled and stable plasma field. This allows for the effective removal of problematic tissue while ensuring that the surrounding structures are preserved and unharmed.
Benefits: Quicker and Safer ENT Procedures
- Minimal discomfort
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Faster return to daily activities
- Fewer secondary infections
- Shorter recovery period
The Procedure: What to Expect
Coblation ENT procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis. If the patient is a child, general anesthesia will usually be used. If the patient is an adult, many Coblation surgeries (such as turbinate reduction and nasal surgery) can be done as in-office procedures. Depending on the complexity of your condition, the entire process can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes
Contact SFENTA Today
At SFENTA, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our patients have access to the latest, safest surgical approaches for their conditions. Contact us today to learn more about Coblation and discover if it’s an effective technique for your procedure.