US-based medical technology company Stryker is set to unveil its new Target Guided Surgery (TGS) navigation system for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedures.

Stryker plans to exhibit the TGS platform at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Maryland.

The new solution is based on Building Blocks planning software and has been developed in collaboration with Australian researcher Peter Wormald and a variety of ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists.

"The future of surgical navigation has arrived; Target Guided Surgery navigation gives physicians confidence to see more and do more with their patients."

The TGS system can be used to examine patient anatomy, in addition to enabling the planning and execution of surgical approaches with intraoperative guidance.

Stryker Navigation business general manager Lisa Kloes said: “The future of surgical navigation has arrived; Target Guided Surgery navigation gives physicians confidence to see more and do more with their patients.”

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The TSG navigation solution features augmented reality, advanced image guidance and visualisation capabilities.

It also combines pre-operative plan and endoscopic images for real-time anatomical guidance on surgical monitors.

In addition, TGS’ special instrument guidance and notification system allow surgeons to manoeuvre the endoscopic tools through the planned pathways and directly to the intended targets.

Stryker is primarily engaged in the provision of products and services for orthopaedics, medical, surgical, neurotechnology and spine segments to enhance both patient and hospital outcomes.

The company’s navigation operations are focused on delivering computer-assisted surgery technology in order to improve precision during the tracking, analysis and monitoring of surgical tools in orthopaedic, spine, cranial and ENT procedures.

Stryker’s range of navigation systems includes CranialMap 3.0, SpineMap and the NAV3i Platform.