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Turbinate Reduction - difference between types?

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Turbinate Reduction - difference between types?

Hi, I want to have a turbinate reduction procedure and from internet research it appears there are a few different kinds. Cauterization and RadioFrequency (appears to also be called Coblation).

I would like to know the main differences between these two methods and more specifically what the differences are for me AFTER the procedure. It seems like there would be little to no crusting using coblation/RF compared to cauterization. My ENT said he only does the cauterization method and told me to expect to use a saline solution to flush my nose 3-4 times a day for 2-3 months after the procedure. I would really not want to bring that stuff to work with me and have to use it during the workday.

So can anybody provide some details for me? I really appreciate it!

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