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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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down between cases. A steadily increasing case vol- ume is forcing the surgeons to consider adding a third unit. Don't ignore the importance of adding a platform with a small foot- print, says Dr. Scotch, who points out that smaller units don't take up floor space in ORs or storage areas where every square foot is valu- able real estate. Dr. Shaia also says image guidance reduces the risk of wayward instruments breaking through the sphenoid sinus cavity and into the brain and helps surgeons steer clear of the eye socket. The technology is pricey — about $80,000 to $100,000 — but it's a sound investment, according to Dr. Shaia. "If you want to bring in complex cases, it's getting more and more likely that you'll need image-guidance," he says. "If your ORs don't have the technology, sur- geons will likely take their cases elsewhere." Dr. Scotch agrees. "It's become the standard of care for complex sinus surgery, which we perform routinely," he says. Dr. Scotch adds that the technology's high price tag is worth a line in your capital budget because it gives surgeons the confidence to per- form delicate sinus surgeries faster, safer and more completely. 5 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 • M A R C H 2 0 1 8 "ENT is all we do. We do it every day, and we do it well," says otolaryngologist Brett Scotch, MD, shown here with staff members of the Select Physicians Surgery Center in Tampa, Fla.

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