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Turbinate Reduction Surgery (Turbinectomy)

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What is turbinate reduction?

Turbinate reduction is a minimally invasive turbinate surgery that uses radiofrequency energy to reduce the size of nasal turbinates, providing relief from nasal obstruction associated with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Why is turbinate reduction performed?

Turbinate reduction surgery, also known as a partial turbinectomy, is performed by ear, nose and throat experts at New York ENT in order to treat:

What does turbinate reduction involve?

If you suffer from turbinate dysfunction, doctors at New York ENT can help. The first step in treatment is visiting an ENT doctor in order to discuss your symptoms and past medical issues, as well as undergo a formal exam of the affected area. Doctors use special tools to examine the inside of the nose, and determine whether turbinate reduction could benefit you.

If you and your doctor decide to proceed with turbinate reduction treatment, the procedure will be done in-office, and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Your doctor will likely give you a general anesthesia during the procedure to minimize discomfort.

During the procedure, your doctor will expose the turbinates in your nose with radiofrequency energy, which gently removes a portion of the nasal turbinates. Within a few days to a week, most patients begin to notice greater ease when breathing.

What are the advantages of turbinate reduction?

Benefits of having turbinate reduction includes:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Little or no discomfort during the procedure
  • Done in one office visit
  • Improves nasal airway quickly
  • Corrects nasal obstructions
  • Little or no downtime

If you are suffering from nasal turbinates and believe you may need turbinate reduction, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience treating a variety of breathing-related conditions. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.

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