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Advanced Navigation Systems for FESS: Enhancing Safety

with Dr. Raj Sindwani

In this episode, Dr. Raj Sindwani, rhinologist at the Cleveland Clinic, joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to discuss advanced navigation systems, such as virtual reality (VR), to improve functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

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Ep 174 Advanced Navigation Systems for FESS: Enhancing Safety with Dr. Raj Sindwani
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, June 4). Ep. 174 – Advanced Navigation Systems for FESS: Enhancing Safety [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. Raj Sindwani discusses Advanced Navigation Systems for FESS: Enhancing Safety on the BackTable 174 Podcast

Dr. Raj Sindwani

Dr. Raj Sindwani is the vice chairman and section head of the Head and Neck Institute of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Gopi Shah discusses Advanced Navigation Systems for FESS: Enhancing Safety on the BackTable 174 Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Sindwani shares how he combines pre-operative imaging data and navigation to plan successful surgeries. Then, he delves into features available in newer navigation systems, including target/anti-target technology, which notifies surgeons as their instruments approach critical structures. He covers topics relevant to navigation in clinical practice, including reimbursement, patient counseling, and troubleshooting in the OR. The episode concludes with a short conversation on the future of navigation-assisted FESS.

Timestamps

00:00 - When to Use Navigation
10:42 - Harnessing Augmented Reality for Better Surgical Planning
20:43 - Registering Landmarks with Navigation
22:27 - How Navigation Systems Enhance Surgical Education
27:53 - Navigation in Office-Based Procedures
35:05 - Troubleshooting Problems with Navigation Systems
42:25 - The Future of Navigation-Assisted FESS

Resources

Stryker ENT Products:
https://www.stryker.com/us/en/ent.html

Dr. Sindwani’s Cleveland Clinic Profile:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff/14102-raj-sindwani

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