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What has NICE said?

What has NICE said?

Radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.

Health professionals should tell patients that there is uncertainty about how well it works in the long term. They should also tell them that they may need further treatment if their symptoms come back.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. In particular, they should explain the alternative treatment options. They should tell you that we're not sure how well the procedure works in the long term and that you might need further treatment if your symptoms come back. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

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