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8 4 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 4 P erforming sinus surgery without a navigation system is like looking down a dark alley with a flashlight. Yes, you removed the polyps from the patient's sinus cavity, but you'll never know exactly how many millimeters your instruments may have come from causing a catastrophic brain injury or blinding the patient. That is why I use my image-guided system on most sinus surgeries I do. For me, operating with GPS-like S U R G I C A L N A V I G A T I O N What's New in ENT Navigation Systems? These GPS-like devices help surgeons navigate through the nose using a 3D map created from CT scans. Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, Calif. GPS SYSTEM Image-guided surgery "lets the surgeon see exactly what needs to be repaired or removed," says Dr. Zadeh. Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS OSE_1404_part2_Layout 1 4/11/14 10:58 AM Page 84

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