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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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"Seeing how far you're oper- ating from the orbit and skull base provides a little more confidence that you won't blow through a sinus wall," says Gopi Bipin Shah, MD, an ENT-otolaryngologist at Children's Health in Dallas, Texas. Is image guidance needed for every procedure? No, says, Dr. Shah, but it's especially helpful during revision surgery — "because anatomical land- marks have changed slightly," she says — and for complicat- ed cases, such as the removal of polyps and sinonasal tumors. "Navigation will let surgeons move beyond our current limits to help treat more advanced disease," says Dr. Shah. As the technology continues to develop, here are some of the latest advancements you and your surgeons need to know about. 1. Streamlined performance Brent Senior, MD, FACS, FARS, chief of the division of rhinology, allergy and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says the makers of image guidance platforms are designing newer systems for the clinic setting to address the increased demand for in-office use of the technology during balloon 9 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 • TIGHT SPACES Newer image-guidance units are designed specifi- cally for facilities with limited floor space in patient care areas. Brent Senior, MD, FACS, FARS

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