BrainLab Image Guided Sinus Surgery
The image-guided systems are essentially like GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) systems identifying and defining very precisely the anatomy of your head and sinuses. This system increases patient’s safety through image-guided support for the functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and other ENT applications. The surgeons at the Dallas Sinus Surgery Institute use the BrainLab ENT Navigation System at both Medical City Dallas and Forest Park Medical Center. This system provides the surgeon with the ability to continuously track surgical instruments during the endoscopic sinus surgery particularly in those cases where disease is at the skull base, sinus disease is extensive throughout the sinus cavities limiting visual anatomical boundaries, and in revision cases where the anatomy is distorted. The system enables the surgeon to achieve outstanding results for patients through more complete resections and fewer complications.
At the time of the surgical planning with the patient, a CT sinus format is obtained. During surgery, the CT scan image data is loaded into the system and then calibrated to the patient’s anatomy using preset reference points. These images are displayed through a large monitor as a 3-dimensional CT “map.”
The surgeons with the Dallas Sinus Surgery Institute will discuss with you the use of the Brainlab ENT navigation system.