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allergies and sinus desease

I heard of a new procedure that can take care of allergy/sinus where the doctor can do an endoscopy shrinking the nasal turbinates and alleviate swelling.  I have a hard time breathing through my nose.  Can you tell me more about this procedure and if it can be done in the doctor's office???  I am seeing an ENT doctor  shortly, and I would like to know if this is true.  

Thank you for a reply.  
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Hello,
You seem to be having turbinate hypertrophy or nasal polyps which is causing your symptoms of nasal stuffiness.Although medical treatment is available,but cauterization with an electrosurgical probe or a laser and surgical removal by endoscope or laser is the preferred treatment.Another new technique is temperature controlled radiofrequency which uses a tiny electrode to heat the turbinate tissue from within, eventually causing reduction of the size of the turbinate as the body reabsorbs the treated tissue.

You can discuss this option with your ENT surgeon.

Hope it helps.Kind regards.
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