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Chronic Snoring Treatment Utilizes Radiofrequency Technology

A unique outpatient surgical treatment to alleviate chronic snoring symptoms has been perfected by Jeff Eaton, MD, a board certified ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)/Head and Neck surgeon.

San Diego, CA, May 13, 2012 --( A unique outpatient surgical treatment to alleviate chronic snoring symptoms has been perfected by Jeff Eaton, MD, a board certified ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)/Head and Neck surgeon who specializes in the disease of the sinuses and snoring. The treatment, called Coblation Turbinate Reduction, is a medical innovation used to treat nasal airway obstruction by both painlessly removing and shrinking soft tissue inside the turbinate (a bone that extends into the nasal passage). Patients who suffer from loud snoring have enlarged turbinate’s that affect their breathing and block the nasal passage. This procedure can also be used to treat chronic nasal congestion, facial pressure and nasal drainage.

Dr. Eaton performs the comparatively noninvasive surgery at the Outpatient Surgery Center of La Jolla, which can be conducted in approximately 11-20 minutes as an outpatient procedure. After administering a local anesthetic, a special wand that utilizes radiofrequency technology is inserted into each turbinate to carefully remove excess tissue, instantaneously reducing the size of the turbinate. The wand then applies Coblation therapy to the area, creates a channel, allows the turbinate to shrink, restores normal breathing and reduces snoring. According to Dr. Eaton, “The ability to have improved breathing enhances all aspects that improve quality of life, including exercising, sleeping, eating and maximizing all five senses throughout your entire life--the ability to reduce snoring also enhances your relationship with your partner and your family, and that’s the best possible thing.”

Of patients who undergo the surgical procedure, all experience approximately 50% reduction in nasal blockage within one week of the treatment with patients reporting substantial relief at three, six and 12 months following treatment. Ideal candidates for the procedure are individuals in good physical condition who have obstructed breathing (which contributes to snoring) and those who suffer from allergy symptoms that cannot be alleviated by topical medicine (nasal sprays) or decongestants. The proven, patented Coblation process provides immediate and continued results and has been used in over five million procedures by ENT physicians; Dr. Eaton has completed hundreds of cases utilizing this technology during the eleven years he has been in practice. To learn more about the procedure, visit

Surgery One is an industry leader in San Diego County with a network of outpatient surgical centers. The surgery centers offer a wide variety of surgical service lines ranging from orthopedic sports medicine, spine, pain management, ENT, general surgery, gastroenterology, and cardiology. Call 1-800-451-2032 or visit for additional information.
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