What is Image-Guided Surgery?
Image guided sinus surgery (IGS) has been employed since the mid-1990s. This new technique relies on a powerful computer system to help the surgeon precisely localize a surgical site, to plan each step of the procedure via a 3D model on the computer screen, and to calculate the ideal access to the surgical site before the operation. The surgical site and its surroundings can be viewed from different angles and in relation to landmark structures like the sinus cavities or the skull. During the operating procedure, the physician can track, on a monitor, the movement of his or her instruments inside your body with a precision of 1- 2 millimeters and can avoid damage to healthy tissue and to critical areas as much as possible.
Patient Benefits of image guided sinus surgery:
Propel Sinus Surgery
*NEW – Drug-Releasing Sinus Stents: A smarter way to treat chronic sinusitis
As leaders in the utilization of cutting-edge technology, Ear, Nose and Throat Center of NJ is thrilled to introduce PROPEL steroid-releasing sinus implants. Used at the completion of sinus surgery, PROPEL implants help to decrease scarring and inflammation, diminish polyp regrowth, improve post-surgery healing, and reduce the need for additional surgical procedures as well as oral steroids and their potential side effects.
The spring-like PROPEL implant props open the ethmoid sinus to maintain the surgical opening, delivers an anti-inflammatory medication directly to the sinus lining, and then dissolves, avoiding the need for removal.