Patients at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center benefit from skull base endoscopic equipment for performing minimally invasive surgery. The endoscopic approach allows surgeons to remove tumors that otherwise would require a large cranial opening and brain retraction or disfiguring facial scars. Instead an endoscope is advanced through a natural opening such as the nasal cavity.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center also boasts an innovative electromagnetic image-guided Fusion™ ENT Navigation System for patients undergoing endoscopic sinus procedures. Similar to a global positioning system, the equipment provides the surgeon with real-time images to help navigate in the sinuses for precise removal of diseased tissue while avoiding critical areas.