The ENT Surgery of the Future has Arrived in Houston at Kaplan Sinus Relief

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The Target Guided Surgery Navigation device by Stryker enables ENT doctors to perform more accurate endoscopic surgery than ever before.

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“We’re proud to be the first and only private practice in the nation to use the TGS Navigation device in the office — it’s great, especially for Houstonians. But ultimately, it’ll be better when we’re not the only practice. The more doctors with access to this technology, the better for patients."

Stryker’s Target Guided Surgery navigation device overlays a pre-operative surgical plan onto on-screen, real-time endoscopic images taken during surgery. The integrated result creates an augmented reality “guide.” Doctors can then use this guide to manipulate endoscopic instruments in the body with more accuracy, precision, and efficiency.

Currently, Kaplan Sinus Relief of Houston is the only ENT private practice in the nation to have the TGS Navigation device in-office. Dr. Michael Kaplan, founder of Kaplan Sinus Relief, views the instrument as an investment in his patients.

“Surgical accuracy and precision increase the likelihood of a procedure ending in success and, ultimately, providing sinus relief,” states Kaplan. “The ear, nose, and throat pathways are elemental to so many human experiences and capabilities; it only makes sense to operate on and around them using the most up-to-date tools possible.”

The TGS Navigation technology was designed specifically for otolaryngologists by Professor Peter J. Wormald of Australia. Wormald worked alongside an international team of ENTs to develop software that could aid the performance of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedures (procedures that enlarge sinus drainage pathways without the need for external incisions).

According to one study, 89% of ENT trainees using the device believe that using TGS Navigation significantly improves their understanding of the spatial orientation of the front sinus drainage pathway.

Since FESS procedures take place in the drainage pathways that reside near the eyes and brain, improved spatial orientation during these surgeries has positive implications for a patient’s safety and health.

“Yes, we’re proud to be the first and only private practice in the nation to use the TGS Navigation device in the office — it’s great, especially for Houstonians,” says Kaplan. “But ultimately, it’ll be better when we’re not the only practice. The more doctors with access to this technology, the better for patients everywhere.”

To learn more about the TGS Navigation device, FESS, and other popular sinus relief procedures (such as balloon sinuplasty) performed at Kaplan Sinus Relief in Houston,TX, call 713-766-1818 or request your appointment online today.

About Kaplan Sinus Relief
At Kaplan Sinus Relief, all ENT-related conditions are diagnosed and treated with compassion, experience, and the most advanced medicine available in this multifaceted specialty. A board certified Otolaryngologist, Dr. Kaplan, is a part of the Houston Sinus Center, a division of the Medical Center Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Houston. He specializes in treating chronic sinusitis, voice disorders, and sleep apnea. He practices at the Houston Sinus Center and is affiliated with CHI St. Luke’s, The Methodist Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. For more information, please visit http://www.KaplanSinusRelief.com.

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Claudia Beseda-Burns
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