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Submucuous Diathermy (SMD) in Turkey

Hospitals and medical centers in Turkey performing the Submucuous Diathermy (SMD) procedure.
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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed ENT specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Sertaç Yetişer MD

Otorhinolaryngology

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

3 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Burhan Kocamal

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

Prof. Dr. Hakan Göçmen

ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

Listed ENT specialist:

Prof. Dr. İsmet Aslan

Otolaryngologist

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

A modern JCI accredited hospital located in Antalya, with 80 physicians spread across most medical specialties. The international patients department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance, Visa arrangements, translation and more.

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

4 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Tugce Turker Botanlioglu

Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Gaffar Aslan

Ear, Nose & Throat

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

6 listed ENT specialists:

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Dr. Ahmet Bozkurt

Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Emre Altug Yucel

- Cochlear Implantation
- Push-Neck Surgery
- Otology

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Yeditepe University Hospital

A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.

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Prof. Cem Devge

Ear Nose Throat Diseases

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About Submucuous Diathermy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is submucous diathermy

This is a surgical procedure to remove nasal blockage by using high-frequency electrical currents. It uses an electrically heated instrument (diathermy) to cauterize the unwanted tissue. It is also known as cautery.


The procedure
  • Submucous Diathermy involves passing a probe below the mucosal surface lining of the nasal turbinate bones. Cauterization is then used to shrink the size of these structures.
  • This procedure preserves most of the mucosal lining. It also allows for preservation of normal function. The mucosa humidifies and warms the air you breathe in and also aids in the production and wafting of mucus to the back of the nose. If the inferior turbinates are completely removed especially in severe cases, their function is taken over by the other turbinate bones.
  • Small packs or dressings may be placed inside the nose to reduce bleeding and keep things in place. An outer dressing is placed under your nose to collect any ooze from the inner dressings. The surgeon will instruct you on how long the dressings have to stay in place before you take them out.
  • There are no visible scars as most of the surgery is done within the nose. Your doctor will prescribe medication to relieve any pain or discomfort. The operation is performed under general anesthesia and it lasts for approximately one hour.

Risks : -Bleeding -Prolonged nasal dryness -Crusting

After care : -Submucous Diathermy is usually done as an outpatient procedure. This means that you can go home on the same day. It is performed under general anesthesia and you should have someone drive you home after the procedure. -You should keep the nose well moisturized using saline nasal douches due to postoperative nasal dryness. -You should also avoid blowing your nose and should open your mouth wide open when sneezing as this is helpful. -Heavy lifting and straining should not be undertaken for the first 2-3 weeks. -You can apply Vaseline to the anterior nostrils of symptomatic relief throughout the day and at bedtime as needed. -A blood stained watery discharge from the nose is normal and will take a few days to settle. As the nose heals, scabbing may occur. Do not pick the scabs as this will cause bleeding. If a plaster or nasal splint is in place, do not disturb it. -Avoid very hot drinks, meals, or baths for the first few days. -Stop or cut down on smoking as it irritates the nasal passages and affects the body’s ability to heal. -Avoid people with colds and coughs and dusty or crowded places, as infection can be picked up in the nose. -If fresh and steady bleeding occurs, pinch the fleshy part of the nose and lean forward, then apply ice to the forehead and bridge of the nose. A frozen pack is a good alternative if you do not have ice in the freezer. You should avoid swallowing any blood as it can make you feel sick. If the bleeding continues for longer than 30 minutes call your doctor.

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