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What is ENT robotic surgery?

ENT robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery used to treat conditions of the ear, nose and throat using a sophisticated robotic system. This system provides the surgeon with an excellent view of the surgical area and the ability to use superfine, accurate motions with less human error. The snake-like telescoping instrumentation is extremely flexible and can reach difficult areas, providing surgeons with the ability to "look around the corner." The surgical instruments themselves, which include grasping, cutting, coagulating, and laser capabilities, are hand-controlled by the surgeon and, therefore, provide excellent tactile feedback.

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The ENT robotics technology platform at Lenox Hill Hospital was the first system available in the greater New York region. Our selectively trained head and neck surgeons are now using the new state-of-the-art Medrobotics Flex System for surgical management of sleep apnea and tumors in the upper aerodigestive tract. Innovative technologies like these enable our surgeons to provide patients with care that consistently ranks among the highest in the region.


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