Sancti Spiritus Consolidates Application of Endoscopic Technique

Arelys García Acosta

Sancti Spiritus Consolidates Application of Endoscopic Technique (Photo: Courtesy of the medical team)Nearly 200 patients have been operated with basic endoscopic technique in Sancti Spiritus since this new surgical procedure was introduced in 2013 in the otolaryngology service of the Camilo Cienfuegos Provincial Hospital.

This is the only health institution in central Cuba to use this procedure in the treatment of diseases such as chronic rhino-sinusitis associated with nasal polyposis, and some tumors.

Dr. Yoelvis Alvarez Gomez, first-degree specialist in Otolaryngology and one of the two trained in Havana’s National Center of Minumum Access Surgery, explained how the technique is applied and compared it with the old method, when surgery was more invasive and could cause collateral damage to the patient like facial paresthesia.

In the case of child patients, this microsurgical technique is mainly performed for diagnosis purposes, and involves participation of a multidisciplinary team of trained local specialists.



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