Image-guided Navigation for Balloon Sinuplasty

Sinuses are air-filled pockets behind the facial bones surrounding the nose. Each sinus has a natural openings through which mucus drains.

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus lining often caused by sinus infections and/or blockage of the sinus openings, altering normal drainage.

Pain, pressure, fatigue, stuffy nose/congestion, loss of smell are all potential symptoms. 

Sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults in the US, resulting on over 30 million annual diagnosis.

Two surgical options which are available are Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and/or Balloon Sinuplasty.

Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure that has been shown to relieve the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is used by surgeons to safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients.  Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked arteries, Balloon Sinuplasty, a system of catheter-based instruments, opens blocked sinuses. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery. It allows most patients to return to normal acitivites quickly within 48 hours.

The TruDi Navigation System is an image-guided navigation system designed for use during intranasal and paranasal FESS or Balloon Sinuplasty procedures and is more accurate than 2mm.

When using this system, Dr. Lano, can track and display the real-time location of navigated instruments relative to the patient's CT images (the CT is also done in-office) during the procedure.

Schedule an appointment today to see if you are a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty.

Charles F Lano, JR., MD Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Fellow in Allergy

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