Healthcare Professionals

Fusion ENT Navigation System

For Image-Guided Surgery

Procedures and Techniques

Whether you're performing FESS or operating in the skull base, image-guided surgery with the Fusion System can enable safer, more thorough procedures.

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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Image-Guided Surgery and FESS

Straightshot M4 with Automated EM Tracking Blade

Detail: Factory-calibrated Automated EM Tracking Blade on Straightshot M4 Microdebrider

Using the Fusion™ System or StealthStation® System, image-guided surgery can enable more precise and less invasive FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery) procedures. Image-guided surgery has become an industry standard for many endoscopic sinus surgeries. The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) endorses the use of image-guided surgery for procedures including:1

  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Distorted sinus anatomy of development, postoperative, or traumatic origin
  • Extensive sino-nasal polyposis
  • Pathology involving the frontal, posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses
  • Disease abutting the skull base, orbit, optic nerve, or carotid artery
  • CSF rhinorrhea or conditions where there is a skull base defect
  • Benign and malignant sino-nasal neoplasms 

Advantages of Image-Guided Surgery

  • Procedures are less invasive than the open surgical approaches that were once standard
  • Precision is greater, resulting in lower risk to the patient
  • Allows for more complete surgical dissections
  • Patient discomfort is minimal with potential for reduced recovery time

Additional Products for FESS

Medtronic offers powered and manual instruments that are specially designed for a broad variety of FESS procedures. Learn more about our additional products for FESS and their potential benefits for you and your patients.

Skull Base Surgery