Ear, Nose and Throat

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

The tonsils are a pair of small masses of lymphatic tissue located at the back of the throat (pharynx). The adenoids are masses of lymph tissue located behind the nasal cavity. Together, the tonsils and adenoids form part of the body’s immune system which helps to fight infection by producing antibodies. Several different bacteria and viruses can cause infection of the tonsils and adenoids. Inflammation of the tonsils is known as tonsillitis and that of the adenoids is known as adenoiditis.

Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes

Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children – by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode of ear infection. Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral) or are effectively treated by antibiotics (bacterial).

Sinus Surgery

Sinus Surgery

Nasal sinuses are hollow, air containing cavities in the skull behind the forehead and cheeks of the face. There are four pairs of sinuses and these are referred to as the paranasal sinuses. Sinusitis occurs when one or more sinuses become infected causing inflammation of the membranes that line the sinus cavity.

Landmark Navigation

Landmark Navigation System

Using a technology similar to a global positioning system (GPS), navigation provides the surgeon the ability to see a patient’s anatomy in three dimensions and accurately pinpoint a location in the sinus with the aid of diagnostic images such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR). It also enables surgeons to track instruments in relation to a patient’s anatomy and track the anatomy itself during a surgical procedure.

The term "navigation" is synonymous with image-guided surgery (IGS), computer-assisted/computer-aided surgery (CAS).

Ultimately, using navigation helps the surgeon accurately detect where he or she is working in the patient's body at every moment during surgery. This capability enables the surgeon to make smaller incisions. When trauma to the body is minimized, the patient may spend less time in recovery and may experience fewer complications. By enabling the surgeon to navigate through the delicate landscape of the sinus or brain more accurately, the surgeon can remove a brain tumor or sinus infection, possibly without impacting healthy tissue.

Coblation System

Coblation System

Coblation is an advanced technology that combines gentle radiofrequency energy with a natural salt solution to quickly and safely remove tonsils and adenoids. Because traditional procedures use high levels of heat to remove the tonsils and adenoids, damage to surrounding healthy tissue is common. Coblation does not remove the tonsils or adenoids by heating or burning, leaving the healthy tissue surrounding the tonsils unaffected. Traditional methods remove tonsils and adenoids by cutting or burning, which can cause extensive pain and damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The innovative approach of Coblation results in minimal pain and rapid recovery for patients.

EndoScrub Scope Lens Cleaner

EndoScrub Scope  Lens Cleaner

During surgery, blood, tissue or other debris from the surgical site can splatter onto the viewing end of the endoscope, thereby impairing the field of view through the endoscope. The surgical debris obscuring the field view of the endoscope must be removed and so it is necessary to interrupt the procedure and remove the endoscope for cleaning, thereby unnecessarily prolonging the procedure. Because of the inconvenience of removing and cleaning an endoscope during surgery, some surgeons prefer to use an endoscope with a sheath having a provision for flushing away surgical debris obscuring the endoscope view.

CO2 Laser

CO2 Laser

The Coherent UltraPulse 5000c laser systems are often used to treat photo damage, for skin resurfacing, hair restoration and other endoscopic or incisional methods of medical procedures. The 5000c has a pattern generated which is computerized and contributes speed and flexibility to the cosmetic lasers. Another benefit to this laser system is that it increases your body's collagen so that skin cells can grow and rejuvenate when old or damaged tissue is taken away.

Applications in ENT, including removing tumors and polyps in the nasal cavities, the mouth and vocal cords. Surgical removal of malignant tumors of the vocal cords can now be performed via the mouth by using the laser attached to a microscope.

Applications in ENT, including removing tumors and polyps in the nasal cavities, the mouth and vocal cords. Surgical removal of malignant tumors of the vocal cords can now be performed via the mouth by using the laser attached to a microscope.

ENT Power System

ENT Power System

This versatile next generation of powered ENT systems offers you higher performance for frontal sinusotomies and ultra-low speed oscillation for delicate airway cases. In addition, the XPS® product line offers the broadest array of sub-specialty blades and burs,
making the XPS 3000 System the most versatile, most powerful ENT system yet.

What's New in ENT?

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Ballon Sinuplasty for Sinus Relief

Relieva Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices are FDA-cleared, catheterbased technologies specifically designed to navigate the tortuous sinus anatomy. The Relieva® Sinus Balloon system is used to open the blocked sinus ostium, and in many cases, without tissue or bone removal. Using the Relieva Sinus Balloon system, the blocked sinus ostium is gently dilated restoring normal sinus drainage and function..Read more