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1 0 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 W e recently asked several forward-thinking ENT surgeons for insights on innovations that improve outcomes and enhance patient care. Removing the thyroid from inside the lower lip, maneuver- ing instruments along pre-planned virtual path- ways during sinus surgery and freezing nerves to solve chronic snif- fling were among the buzz-worthy developments that have them excit- ed about their specialty's future. 1. Transoral thyroidectomy This "scarless" laparoscopic procedure lets surgeons remove the thy- roid via a vestibular approach instead of open surgery. Jonathon Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor New Opportunities in ENT Get up to speed on hot trends in thyroid, sinus and sleep apnea surgeries. • HIDDEN EXIT Transoral thyroidectomy is a scarless surgery that allows the surgeon to remove the gland from behind the patient's lower lip. Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

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