Precision Surgery with the BeamPath® ENT
Surgery in the airway requires a tool with the highest degree of control and maneuverability. OmniGuide’s BeamPath ENT product line offers a technological breakthrough that enables precise treatment of airway stenosis.
What is an Airway Stenosis?
Airway stenosis refers to an abnormal narrowing of the trachea or larynx. The most common cause of airway stenosis is trauma from prolonged intubation, surgery, or neck trauma. It can also result from chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g. amyloidosis) and collagen vascular diseases (e.g. Wegener Granulomatosis).
Surgical Treatment of Airway Stenosis
Surgical intervention may be required when the airway has narrowed so much it interferes with breathing. Airway stenosis may be treated surgically in the operating room under general anesthesia. In a minimally invasive approach, the surgeon makes two to four radial incisions into the stenosis and then dilates the airway using increasingly larger rigid bronchoscopes, a balloon dilator, or other specialized dilating tool.
Why OmniGuide BeamPath?
Surgeons use the BeamPath ENT system because it delivers a precise energy that minimizes bleeding and ensures preservation of healthy tissue. The flexibility of the BeamPath device allows surgeons to employ a minimally invasive approach and deliver CO2 laser energy directly to the site of the stenosis. The product’s ease of use and the superficial nature of CO2 laser energy allow some airway stenosis procedures to be performed in an office-based setting rather than in the operating room. If a surgeon decides it is best to treat a patient’s stenosis in an office-based setting, he/she applies topical anesthesia and treats the narrowing in the airway while the patient is awake. This avoids hospital admission and the need for general anesthesia.
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