The REFLEX ULTRA◊ SP Soft Palate Wand is designed for rapid dissection and channeling of soft palate tissue during uvulopalatoplasty and snoring treatment procedures. The unique adjustable saline delivery sheath makes it highly versatile for applications where both cutting and submucosal tissue shrinkage may be desired. In addition, the device has a distal ablative electrode and a proximal thermal electrode that simultaneously removes and shrinks tissue, resulting in immediate and sustained tissue reduction.
The unique action of COBLATION◊ technology creates channels by ablating tissue as the Wand is inserted into the soft palate. For tissue shrinkage, a submucosal necrotic lesion is created around the tissue channel. This creates an immediate reduction in soft palate tissue. Submucosal lesions are created in approximately 10 seconds. This makes COBLATION soft palate reduction an ideal outpatient procedure; performed in the office setting under local anesthesia or in the operating room in conjunction with other surgical procedures.
Features of the REFLEX ULTRA SP Wand:
- Retractable saline delivery sheath eliminates need for saline gel typically used with other REFLEX ULTRA Wands
- Electrode configuration to enhance COBLATION-CHANNELING◊ for immediate tissue removal combined with thermal lesion creation