November 9, 2017
Surgeons reported a positive experience with a virtual surgery planning tool that uses computational fluid dynamic simulations to improve nasal airway obstruction.
The cross-sectional study included 60-minute face-to-face interviews with nine board-certified otolaryngologists who had an average of about 15 years of experience, and performed a mean of 2.2 nasal surgeries per month. Eligible participants were from a single center and underwent interviews between Sept. 16, 2016 and Oct. 7, 2017. The researchers showed the participants virtual surgery methods, after which participants could interact with the tool and then view a patient case.