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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
2:00PM - 4:00PM


(C) 204C


Endoscopic and Endoscopically Assisted Minimally Invasive Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Daniel Buchbinder, DMD, MD
Professor and Chief, Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Beth Israel / Jacobi / Albert Einstein School of Medicine
New York, NY

Rainer Schmelzeisen, MD, DMD
Professor and Chairman, Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Freiburg
Freiburg, , Germany

Oded Nahlieli, Jr., DMD
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Barzilai Medical Center
Ashkelon, Israel


The adoption of minimally invasive surgical techniques in CMF surgery has been significantly slower then in other surgical disciplines. The use of endoscopes in the treatment of facial fractures and reconstructive procedures and post repair control has resulted in the use of more limited incisions and reduced morbidity with equivalent outcomes. This clinic will introduce the use of endoscopic and endoscopically assisted approaches in CMF surgery using illustrative clinical cases

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. recognize the value of endoscopy in CMF surgery
  2. name the CMF procedures amenable to an endoscopic approach
  3. integrate endoscopic techniques into clinical practice

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