The paranasal sinuses are located under the base of the skull and between the eyes. Sinus surgery in this area is a complex and delicate procedure. It is vital that the surgeon have extensive and precise knowledge of this intricate anatomy in order to perform an operation that is safe and effective.
Our ENT surgeons, who are affiliated with Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose & Throat, have extensive experience utilizing image-guided surgical navigation. This innovative technology assists sinus surgeons by providing precise, real-time information about where any given structure is within the nose and sinuses at any point during surgery.
Image guided surgical navigation can be used for a variety of endoscopic sinus surgeries including:
- Primary or revision sinus surgery
- Removal of sinus tumors
- Endoscopic orbital surgery
- Endoscopic skull base surgery
- Cases where normal sinonasal anatomy has been distorted either by the disease or prior surgery
While this technology is extremely useful, it is not required for all types of endoscopic sinus surgery, and most routine sinus surgery can be performed safely without this technology. The surgeons at the Raleigh Capitol Sinus and Allergy Center have had years of experience using image guided surgical navigation in select cases.
After evaluating your case, your Raleigh Capitol ENT physician will discuss with you whether you are a candidate for image guided surgery. For an appointment, please contact us.
For more information, please visit care.american-rhinologic.org.