Chronic sinusitis can be described as continuous swelling of the sinus and nasal pathways, preventing normal drainage that results in mucus, infection, and other painful symptoms. When multiple rounds of medication do not work, surgery would be the best option. However, you may be wondering how safe is this procedure?
At South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc, we have the only doctor in Dade and Broward Counties approved to use computer-assisted image-guided surgery (GPS) technology called Fiagon© to aid in your surgery. This gives us the advantage of knowing exactly where the problem is and how to resolve the medical issue in an adequate and safe manner.
During your surgery, it is imperative for your doctor to know exactly where they are in the nose, to safely and efficiently apply the required surgical techniques. Usually, a doctor will use an endoscope to see into the nose and notice anatomic landmarks which help them know where they are.
Alas, our doctor uses GPS technology to pinpoint the exact area of the issue. Essentially, image-guidance is similar to a GPS system for your sinuses. By using pictures of your sinuses that are taken during a CT scan, your doctor can track their instrument and locate where the device in your body in real time.
GPS may be necessary for one or the following diagnoses:
Our state-of-the-art facility provides a plethora of specialized solutions for a variety of sinus and allergy issues. When you decide to obtain our supportive assistance, you can rest assured that you will receive an exceptional standard of care necessary to improve your quality of living.
Contact us and schedule an appointment with our Fort Lauderdale and Plantation sinus and allergy specialists today.