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Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

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In this procedure, the partition that divides the nose (called the septum) is straightened, while curved bones along the nasal passage (called the turbinates) are reduced in order to maximize airflow. One means of reducing the turbinates is through radiofrequency ablation, which involves the use of low-powered electrical energy to shrink excess tissue in the upper airway including the nasal tissues, soft palate and base of the tongue. Radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure that takes between 30 and 45 minutes to perform and requires minimal recovery time. However, multiple treatments may be required to attain the desired results.

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