About Sinus Image-Guided Surgery
The advanced technique of image-guided surgery addresses the unique challenges caused by the limited space of the sinus cavity, as well as gives valuable feedback to the expert miVIP surgeons enhancing their ability to accurately correct the sensitive interior tissues of the nose in careful detail. This is currently accomplished with computer assisted navigation utilizing hand-held cameras and special instruments operated by the surgeon, however, in the near future, a 3D image of the sinus area from tiny cameras held in one of the da Vinci system’s robotic arms, surgeons can get a clear, magnified view of the area as they work. In fact, the da Vinci camera sees 30 times better than the human eye. This greatly reduces the difficulty involved in navigating the nasal cavity, and protects the healthy tissue surrounding the affected areas. Our expert surgeons in conjunction with miVIP surgical centers are dedicated to remaining on the forefront of innovation and implementation of new and emerging technology.
- Sinus Pain
- Sinus Pressure
- Sinus Infection
- Nasal Congestion
How the Surgery is Performed
Using a CT scan to map out the nasal cavity, an image of the surgical area is streamed to a monitor. As the image is transferred from scan to monitor it is rendered 3D and magnified, allowing the surgeon greater visibility while performing the procedure. The surgeon’s tools are identified within the image, as a means to locate them at each step of the way.
This 3D image allows the surgeon to wield his or her tools with greater precision while performing the surgery. It also allows surgeons to better differentiate between diseased and healthy tissues, thus cutting back unnecessary injury to the area surrounding where the surgeon is working.
Meet the Staff
Melding new technology with exemplary surgical skills, miVIP surgeons are the gold standard when it comes to minimally invasive procedures. On the forefront of surgical advances, the innovative procedures performed at miVIP ensure patients recover faster and experience less discomfort, leading to a much easier medical experience.
While sinus-image-guided-surgery offers fewer complications as compared to conventional surgeries, you may still experience some level of discomfort after the procedure. It’s important to follow the physician’s instructions for post-surgery, including not lifting any heavy objects and slowly returning to normal physical activity. If you find yourself in extreme pain, it’s important you contact emergency services right away. Otherwise, please direct all medical questions to your surgery center.
Insurance Coverage and Pricing
Many procedures performed at miVIP surgical centers are covered by major insurance providers. In the event of a lapse in coverage, the staff at miVIP will work with you to devise an affordable payment plan you can live with.
Call Today for a Consultation
Sinus surgery can be a daunting prospect for most patients. With miVIP’s revolutionary sinus image-guided surgery, patients are assured a faster and more comfortable recovery. For more information on this and other procedures, please contact 855.496.4847.