Archive August 2011 XII, No. 8

The Benefits of Image-Guided Sinus Surgery

Surgeons perform delicate maneuvers with confidence during smoother, safer procedures.

Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook, Executive Editor

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Connie Casey recently splurged on a state-of-the-art image-guidance system for the Northpoint Surgery & Laser Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The upgrade took a big bite out of her capital budget (the unit runs between $75,000 and $100,000), but she says the expense was worth every penny in terms of surgeon satisfaction and improved sinus surgery outcomes. Her docs rave about how much easier and faster it is to work with. "Now," says Ms. Casey, "they won't perform surgery without it." Is an image-guided system right for you?

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