ENT Technology in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Ayala uses advanced ENT technology for diagnostic and treatment services that he provides to men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island.
How Does ENT Technology Affect Treatment?
The technology that is used by your ENT specialist directly affects your treatment protocol and may even help find issues early. Dr. Ayala uses the most advanced systems for diagnostics and treatment evaluation to ensure that he recommends the most appropriate treatments for his patients.
What is the Xoran® MiniCAT™ System?
A person who suffers from ENT conditions may have a variety of issues that cause the symptoms. The MiniCAT™ IQ system is a high-resolution imaging system that creates three-dimensional images of the sinuses, temporal bones, and base of the skull. The images take only 60 seconds, so you do not have to wait for the results. Dr. Ayala can manipulate the images to view the scans from multiple angles, giving him a great deal of insight about your condition.
The benefits of the Xoran® MiniCAT™ system are:
- Diagnosis in a single visit
- Design that maximizes patient comfort
- More reliable than x-rays
- Less radiation needed compared to traditional x-rays
- In-office procedure so you do not have to visit a radiology center
- Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
The images from the Xoran® MiniCAT™ system are used as the basis for treatment, including our NuVent® EM balloon sinuplasty procedure. The scans are uploaded into our Medtronic Image Guidance System to provide Dr. Ayala with a clear path through the sinuses to remove blockages and correct abnormalities.
What is NuVent® EM?
If you need balloon sinuplasty, Dr. Ayala uses the NuVent™ EM system. It uses electromagnetic surgical navigation to guide Dr. Ayala during the procedure. He can access and modify soft tissue, bone and cartilage.
Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers treatments of ENT conditions for men and women in all of Texas including McAllen, Mission, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island. To learn more about our ENT services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.