NaviENT FDA Cleared to Guide Skull Base And Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries

NaviENT FDA Cleared to Guide Skull Base And Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries

ClaroNav, a firm based in Toronto, Canada, got FDA approval for its NaviENT system that offers otolaryngologists data regarding the position of the tip of a tool introduced at the time of functional skull base and endoscopic sinus surgeries. At the time of such operations, which are carried out via the nose, the NaviENT displays the tip of the instrument placed over on a 3D CT scan conducted previously on the similar patient. This permits doctors to precisely cross via hard anatomy while preventing important and fragile tissues.

NaviENT is a navigation system based on the concept of “Image-Guided Surgical,” which assists ENT doctors in the transnasal interventions with recognizing anatomic structures. It allows doctors to prevent difficulties and assertively make more knowledgeable decisions at the time of functional skull base and endoscopic sinus surgeries. NaviENT also leads to price saving by reducing length of hospitalization as compared to surgeries that are non-navigated.

“Surgical Navigation system is a valuable help in main surgery and its advantages are extensively traditional amid otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons. Its 3D anatomical visualization capability and structure localization helps the doctors to avoid complications and aim specific anatomy in extremely changeable sinus anatomy. On the other hand, in spite of its palpable benefits, many doctors are uncertain in accepting the technology, holding its high price tag and cumbersome operation responsible,” claimed CEO of CKI, Ahmad Kolahi, to the media in an interview. “NaviENT is a ground-breaking navigation system developed in close partnership with knowledgeable rhinologists to deal with shortcomings of the present navigation systems. Our main motive is to provide an accurate, intuitive, and affordable ‘state of the art’ ENT navigation system and turn it into a ‘standard of care’ in the field of ENT,” he further added.


Surveys display that surgical navigation systems might permit more absolute dissection, obviating the requirement for revision operation. The American Academy of Otolargyngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) approves the usage of image-guided operation for most of the functional skull base and endoscopic sinus surgeries.

“NaviENT was developed in accordance with rhinologists to design the most accurate, user-friendly, affordable, and reliable navigation system in the market. It is obvious that they have accomplished their aims. In this case, utilizing is believing,” claimed Peter Catalano, to the media in an interview. Catalano is also the FACS, MD, FARS, Chief of Otolaryngology, as well as Professor of Otolaryngology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center located in Boston.

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