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What Surgeons Want - November 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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I mproved patient monitoring, less invasive procedures, higher- quality implants, better visualization and new frontiers in ear surgery are just some of the trends delivering better outcomes and improved patient satisfaction for ENT physicians. Let's take a closer look at some of the breakthroughs that we're delivering to our patients. 1. Nerve-monitoring systems. The monitors available in today's market continue to be updated and improved, letting us be more precise and confident during several types of surgery. Time was when we did salivary gland, ear or thyroid surgery, we had to try to follow the nerve and watch for any twitching on the patient's part. The twitching indicated that we were making contact with a nerve N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 5 5 Trends to Watch in ENT Technology Advances in technology are leading to better outcomes and more- satisfied patients. Allan L. Allphin, MD, FACS, FAAP | Springfield, Mo. • INFLATING VALUE Balloon sinuplasty is a step forward in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), gently opening sinus cavities to allow better drainage and aeration. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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