KGH spends donation on 'GPS' for ear nose and throat

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KELOWNA - Kelowna General Hospital is getting something on their wish list — an image-guided Fusion ENT Navigation System for Ear, Nose and Throat — thanks to a generous $45,000 donation from the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward Foundation.

The much-need equipment is similar to a car GPS in the way it precisely guides surgeons during delicate procedures, allowing them to remove diseased tissue while avoiding critical areas. As well, the device provides detailed information about a patient's unique anatomy, helping surgeons make informed decisions to make procedures safer and more thorough, according to a media release from KGH.

Having the state-of-the-art equipment at KGH should reduce the need for travel to distant centres for this type of procedure. According to Division Head for ENT Surgery at kGH, Dr. Bruce Povah, “The Fusion ENT Navigation System is essential and directly impacts the quality of care we provide to patients.”

The ENT Navigation System will be located in the new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) currently being built on the campus of Kelowna General Hospital.


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