Tuesday, September 18, 2007

ENTs are now discussing ENS

The following was posted at the www.postnasaldrip.net website. Hearing that ENTs are now discussing how to better spare nasal mucosa nearly brought tears to my eyes. I appreciated what Dr. Grossan said so much that I thought I would post it here:

Yesterday I invited people who have read the newly released book by Chris Martin to express their thoughts and comments. The book is entitled “Having Nasal Surgery? Don’t You Become An Empty Nose Victim!”The well known ENT specialist and author, Dr. Murray Grossan, sent in the following comment. Dr. Grossan is the inventor of the Hydro Pulse nasal irrigation system that has helped countless sinus sufferers, including myself. Here is Dr. Grossan’s message:

“Chris Martin's book is excellent and I recommend it to patients. ENS is so little understood or appreciated by the ENT profession. I am attending the national ENT convention and for the first time there is discussion of care to spare the mucosa and prevent ENS, this has come about from patient advocacy. I think patients benefit when they can discuss with the doctor, "will this procedure cause ENS and are there alternatives?"

Because of my connection with the Hydro Pulse I probably hear from more persons with ENS than the average doctor so I can appreciate what the patient feels.

The important point is that ENS is preventable and this book will go a long way to that prevention. Yes, if you are having ENT surgery read this book.

Murray Grossan, M.D.

Thanks to Dr. Grossan for his comments. ENS is still in the awareness building stage, so if you have friends or family who also are considering sinus surgery, please pass the word about the new book.