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Old 12-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
 
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Question ENT completing Rhinoplasty and septum? Is this a bad idea?

My ENT has suggested septoplasty and can do rhinoplasty as well. I asked about how many rhinoplasty's he completes a year and was informed that he has a 20 year career and has completed 300-400 over this period of time and currently completes 15-25 a year now.
I would like some feedback on if this is enough, or should I look elsewhere. He seems pleasant and likeable and he has before and after photos. I am just concerned that this is not his specialty so to speak and this is a big event in my life the last thing I want to do is pick the wrong physician. I am considering this because my insurance will pay for most of the septoplasty after deductible with his office. Thanks so much in advance

Here are his credientials according to their website:

Advanced Traing Includes: Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Botox, Brow Lifts, Neck Lifts, Face Lifts, Allergies, Hearing Loss, Inner Ear Disorders, Speech Disorders, Swallowing Problems, Thyroid and Parathyroid Problems, Head & Neck Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Sinusitis, Earache & Infection, Deviated Septum, Sinus Headaches, and Nasal congestion & Drainage.

Positions: Department Chief/Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Anthony's Hospital, 2001-present; Vice-Chairmen/Department of Surgery, 2001-Present; Tomor Board.

Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pinellas County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, Southern Medical Society, Florida Network of Otolaryngologist, Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.


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Old 12-18-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
 
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'Advanced training' in botox was likely a weekend-long course. I wouldn't make to much about someone's credentials. Interview a lot of surgeons and the who is the best and the best for you will become apparent.

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