EMPTY NOSE SYNDROME - Turbinate Reduction: New Era "Lobotomy"

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A podcast addressing shortcomings in school medicine and healthcare that result in patient harm. The focus is on the nerve damage deliberately concealed by doctors from individuals undergoing surgery for deviated septum or hypertrophic turbinates. These injuries lead to Paradoxical Obstruction, shortness of breath, extensive sleep problems, and in many cases, suicide. I delve into the injuries caused by burning or destroying turbinates, such as Empty Nose Syndrome. These injuries are often guaranteed to occur and are kept hidden by the healthcare system read less
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Priscilla Robert died after a standard nasal procedure - Turbinectomy. (Eugene Kern lecture + ENS death list photos)
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Priscilla Robert died after a standard nasal procedure - Turbinectomy. (Eugene Kern lecture + ENS death list photos)
This podcast explores the increasing prevalence of Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), a condition first identified by Dr. Eugene Kern over three decades ago. Despite advances in nasal surgery and the development of various instruments for turbinate reduction, such as Coblation, Radiofrequency, and Laser Ablation, the incidence of ENS continues to rise following procedures like septoplasty, sinus surgery, turbinate reduction, rhinoplasty, and spreader graft surgery. The podcast begins with insights from Dr. Eugene Kern on ENS, highlighting the detrimental impact of these surgical procedures. It emphasizes how modern technology has made nasal surgeries for congestion routine, often disregarding the essential functions of the nasal turbinates. The destruction of nerves, receptors, blood vessels, cilia, and goblet cells leads to a loss of airflow sensation, causing constant fight-or-flight responses, severe dryness, and atrophic rhinitis. This can result in hyperventilation and serious lung issues due to abnormal air resistance. The narrative addresses the reluctance of the medical community to confront the adverse outcomes of these surgeries, attributing complications to poor healing or psychological issues. It also touches on the alarming trend of suicides linked to ENS, underscoring the need for a reevaluation of nasal surgeries. The podcast features the testimony of Priscilla Robert, who died on August 6, 2015, due to ENS. Her story details her suffering post-surgery, including persistent pain, anxiety attacks, and severe discomfort, leading to a life of isolation and depression. Despite multiple consultations and treatments, her condition only worsened, illustrating the devastating impact of ENS on patients' lives.
Septoplasty & Turbinate Reduction Risks: Chris Supalla lost his Battle with Empty Nose Syndrome
12-07-2024
Septoplasty & Turbinate Reduction Risks: Chris Supalla lost his Battle with Empty Nose Syndrome
Chris Supalla was a vibrant, active young man from Portland, Oregon. Born on November 4, 1988, he lived in Tigard, raised in Beaverton, and was an accomplished tax analyst, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. Known for his humor, kindness, and zest for life, Chris graduated Cum Laude from Oregon State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance. He worked for Precision Castparts from 2012 to 2021. Chris's talent for music started with piano in elementary school and later as a self-taught guitarist. He loved outdoor adventures, from BMX biking to downhill mountain biking, and 4-Wheelin’ in his Jeep Wrangler. His passion extended to rock climbing with his girlfriend and sister in the Pacific Northwest. However, Chris's life took a tragic turn after a nasal surgery intended to relieve a stuffy nose. This surgery led to Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), causing severe symptoms like constant air hunger and breathing difficulties. Despite trusting medical advice, Chris's condition deteriorated rapidly, and he couldn't find relief. Three months post-surgery, Chris's unbearable symptoms pushed him to the brink. On a quiet May morning, he walked into the woods behind his home, leaving a note for his family. Chris's death certificate states the cause of death as asphyxia due to ligature hanging, with Empty Nose Syndrome listed as a contributing factor. Chris's story is a tragic example of the severe consequences of ENS, a condition many in the medical community fail to acknowledge. His parents urged Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to inform patients about the risks, but their plea was dismissed. This film highlights Chris's story, the devastating impact of ENS, and the need for greater awareness and accountability in the medical community. Watch Chris's story to understand the human cost of this overlooked condition and join the call for change to prevent further tragedies.
Life after Laser Turbinate Reduction: The Story of Sherri Cutrona (Empty Nose Syndrome) new
06-07-2024
Life after Laser Turbinate Reduction: The Story of Sherri Cutrona (Empty Nose Syndrome) new
Life After Laser Turbinate Reduction: The Story of Sherri Cutrona." Today, we delve into the moving story of Sherri Ann Cutrona, a remarkable woman whose life was deeply affected by Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS) following a laser turbinate reduction surgery. Sherri Ann Cutrona was born between 1962 and 1963 and spent her final years in Manchester Township, New Jersey. A dedicated engineer, Sherri worked for Heyco Products in Toms River before retiring. Beyond her professional life, she was an active member of the Tracheobronchomalacia Support Group and the Empty Nose Syndrome Awareness community. Sherri Ann loved dancing, cooking, sewing, and going on cruises, finding joy in these hobbies despite her ongoing health challenges. Sherri's battle with ENS was long and difficult. Her condition went undiagnosed for many years, and even when identified, finding effective treatment proved elusive. Despite consultations with numerous specialists, including Dr. Oren Friedman and Dr. Das, Sherri's symptoms persisted, leaving her feeling dry, frustrated, and often dismissed by the medical community. Through this podcast, we will explore Sherri Ann's relentless quest for relief. She tried various treatments, including nasal implants and even considered stem cell injections, yet continued to face severe symptoms and chronic health issues. Her story highlights the severe impact of ENS, a condition that is often misunderstood and under-researched. Join us as we honor Sherri Ann's memory and raise awareness about the struggles faced by those with ENS. Her story is a testament to her resilience and the need for greater understanding and support for those affected by this debilitating condition. More info about Sherri Cutrona here: ⁠https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/06/sherri-ann-cutronas-experience-perils.html
Understanding risks with Turbinate Reduction: Brett Helling's Empty Nose Syndrome Story and Passing
02-07-2024
Understanding risks with Turbinate Reduction: Brett Helling's Empty Nose Syndrome Story and Passing
Imagine losing the ability to breathe naturally, all because of a seemingly harmless surgery meant to alleviate allergies. That's the nightmare faced by many patients who undergo septoplasty or turbinate reduction. These procedures, aimed at improving nasal airflow, have left countless lives in ruins. Take Brett Helling, for example. What started as routine sinus surgery turned his life upside down. After his operation, Brett struggled with a constant feeling of suffocation and an inability to breathe properly. His symptoms were dismissed by doctors, who claimed his nose looked fine and suggested his issues were psychological. Brett's story is not unique. Many patients sign up for nasal surgery only to discover later that their turbinates were removed without their knowledge. The risks of these procedures—bleeding and infection—are downplayed, leaving patients unprepared for the devastating consequences. When these patients seek justice, they're met with resistance. Doctors and hospitals deny responsibility, leaving them without recourse. Unable to work due to their condition, they lose their careers, friends, and relationships. This injustice is a global issue affecting thousands of lives. Many have paid a severe price for trusting in medical expertise, facing a lifetime of suffering after losing their ability to breathe freely. This is the harsh reality for those affected by empty nose syndrome and similar conditions worldwide. More info here about Brett Helling: https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/02/this-strange-so-called-empty-nose.html
The Life and Struggles of Mélisa Champion: A Tragic Tale of Empty Nose Syndrome (French with English subtitles)
02-07-2024
The Life and Struggles of Mélisa Champion: A Tragic Tale of Empty Nose Syndrome (French with English subtitles)
In the world of modern medicine, there are still conditions that remain largely unrecognized, causing untold suffering to those afflicted. Mélisa Champion’s story is one such tragic example. Her battle with Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS) is not just a tale of personal suffering but also a poignant reminder of the importance of informed consent and the dire need for medical communities to recognize and address rare conditions. Mélisa was a vibrant and sociable young woman, full of dreams and aspirations. Her love for travel and different cultures led her to pursue a career in tourism, with hopes of becoming a flight attendant. Unfortunately, her life took a devastating turn following a seemingly routine medical procedure in 2007. Initially diagnosed with a deviated nasal septum, Mélisa was advised to undergo septoplasty to improve airflow. What she was not told was that the procedure would also involve a complete septorhinoplasty and the bilateral reduction of her inferior turbinates. Had she been fully informed, Mélisa would have never consented to this life-altering surgery. The aftermath of the surgery was catastrophic. Mélisa developed ENS, a condition characterized by the inability to sense airflow in the nasal passages despite them being physically open. She experienced extreme nasal dryness, facial pain, and recurring infections. Her condition progressively worsened, leading to severe asthma attacks, debilitating pain, and a significant decline in her quality of life. Her daily existence became a battle for survival, reliant on a humidifier to breathe and constant medical treatments to manage her symptoms. Despite her struggle, Mélisa found strength in small moments of happiness with her loved ones. She sought solace in reading, music, and staying informed about the world. In her final days, she found peace in her faith, expressing a desire to be free from suffering. Mélisa passed away on May 23, 2015, at the age of 33, leaving behind a legacy of resilience and a call for greater awareness of ENS. Her parents, Marcelle and Jean-Yves Champion, have shared her story to honor her memory and advocate for the recognition of ENS by the medical community. They hope that Mélisa's story will prevent others from enduring similar suffering and emphasize the critical need for transparency and thorough communication between doctors and patients. Read more here about Mélisa Champion: https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/06/melisa-champions-tragic-struggle-with.html
Sylvain Barthelemy: Tragedy of a Life Lost to Nasal Surgery.
01-07-2024
Sylvain Barthelemy: Tragedy of a Life Lost to Nasal Surgery.
Sylvain's journey began innocently enough with a surgery to correct a deviated nasal septum in July 2005. Seeking relief from chronic nasal obstruction, he underwent a septoplasty, unaware that it also included a turbinate reduction. Post-surgery, Sylvain's health rapidly deteriorated. He suffered severe headaches, anxiety, ENT pain, frequent sinusitis, and sleep disturbances. His behavior changed drastically—he became aggressive, anxious, and fell into depression. In 2006, hoping for a solution, Sylvain underwent a second surgery. This procedure, which left him without lower and middle turbinates, exacerbated his condition. He endured constant sinus infections, debilitating pain, and a significant decline in mental health. Despite extensive opioid treatment, his suffering persisted. On March 22, 2007, Sylvain shared his intention to end his life. Despite efforts to intervene and admit him to specialized care, his condition worsened. On April 11, 2007, Sylvain tragically took his own life, leaving behind two young children. Sylvain's story sheds light on the profound impact of medical decisions and the devastating reality of Empty Nose Syndrome. This episode aims to raise awareness about the risks associated with turbinate reduction and septoplasty and advocate for improved medical practices. more info about Sylvain Barthelemy here ⁠https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/02/empty-nose-syndrome-related-suicide.html
Empty Nose Syndrome: A Fatal Outcome for Raphaël Goblet
29-06-2024
Empty Nose Syndrome: A Fatal Outcome for Raphaël Goblet
In the serene town of Chaumont-Gistoux, nestled in the Brussels region of Belgium, Raphaël's life took a harrowing turn after a seemingly routine nasal surgery. Born on January 25th, 1987, in Bruxelles (Ixelles), Raphaël's journey from an ordinary man to a tragic figure underscores a chilling medical mystery and a relentless quest for relief. Following a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, Raphaël was diagnosed with Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), a rare and devastating condition. His path led him to the renowned Doctor Gilles Ayoun, known for treating ENS with nasal implants. However, the decision to use acrylic implants instead of safer materials marked the beginning of an agonizing downfall. Raphaël's body rejected the implants, plunging him deeper into a world of suffocation, insomnia, and relentless pain. ENS, often resulting from common nasal surgeries like septoplasty and turbinate reduction, affects not just the nose but the entire body and mind. Patients struggle with sensations of suffocation, nasal dryness, infections, and a cascade of psychological torment. Despite its severity, many ENT surgeons neglect to warn patients about this debilitating condition, leaving countless individuals in a state of despair and hopelessness. Raphaël's story reveals the dark side of medical procedures that are supposed to heal but instead shatter lives. It delves into the systemic issues within the medical community, where patients are often left unheard and surgeons remain unaccountable. Raphaël's tragic end at the age of 26, on March 7th, 2013, is a stark reminder of the urgent need for change. This film exposes the silent epidemic of ENS-related deaths. Raphaël is one of more than 50 cases in recent years—individuals who took their own lives due to the unbearable suffering caused by nasal surgeries. It questions the ethics of medical practices, the lack of informed consent, and the societal indifference towards those affected. More info can be found here about Raphaël https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/06/empty-nose-syndrome-fatal-outcome-for.html
Nose surgery related suicide due to Empty Nose Syndrome - Robert Byrnes
29-06-2024
Nose surgery related suicide due to Empty Nose Syndrome - Robert Byrnes
Empty Nose Syndrome occurs when surgeons are too aggressive and remove too much tissue in the nose during surgery. It often arises as a result of Turbinate surgery, but it can also develop following septoplasty or if the wall between the nose and the sinus is removed. Some patients experience Empty Nose Syndrome immediately after surgery, while in other cases, it develops gradually over time as the mucous membrane degenerates due to dryness or infection. After surgery, the mucous membrane is less effective at keeping bacteria and viruses at bay and can be easily damaged if infected. The condition is extremely serious, perhaps the worst one can experience. It can break even the strongest person. For those who want to fully understand the condition, I recommend watching my film "Shattered Trust," which can be found on my Facebook page with this link. https://fb.watch/sk4ZgO5mPl/ or link directly to the Chanel: https://www.facebook.com/Empty.Nose.Syndrome.Iatrogenic.Nasal.Dysfunction I have also written a text that explains the condition, and I include a link here. https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/05/septoplasty-and-turbinate-reduction.html at this page, you can also read comments from over 125 people with ENS to see what they experience. Their experience is most likely very similar to Robers one. In short, ENS is a condition where many people feel a sense of drowning or suffocating 24/7. There is a constant feeling of air hunger, which is extremely stressful for the individual. Often, sleep is affected, with many getting only a few hours of sleep per night. The condition leads to hyperventilation, and many feel dizzy. It is also often associated with severe pain and dryness in the nose. Some experience nerve pain in the nose that radiates to the eyes or face, and many become extremely sensitive to smells, smoke, cooking odors, and particles in the air, all of which cause significant pain in the nose. Much more can be said about the condition, but I refer you to the following blog post for a comprehensive understanding. https://fonderingar.blogspot.com/2024/05/turbinate-reduction-septoplasty-victims.html
Rhinoplasty & Turbinate reduction: Secondary atrophic rhinitis and the passing of Océane Flavigny
27-06-2024
Rhinoplasty & Turbinate reduction: Secondary atrophic rhinitis and the passing of Océane Flavigny
Today, we share the heartbreaking journey of Océane Flavigny, a young woman from Cambrai, France, whose life was tragically altered by cosmetic surgery complications. Océane's story begins with her decision to undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance her appearance. However, her initial surgery did not go as planned. Seeking to correct the issues, she consulted a new surgeon who revealed that the previous surgeon had also performed an undocumented reduction of her nasal turbinates. X-ray images showed a large hole in her left nasal turbinate and a small perforation between her left nostril and the left maxillary sinus, likely resulting from a heat-based surgical method. Two years after her first surgery, Océane began to suffer from severe dryness in her nasal mucous membrane. She documented her deteriorating condition, suspecting that her mucosa degeneration may have started with a Covid infection. She mentioned symptoms of secondary atrophic rhinitis and Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), conditions that severely affect nasal functionality and overall quality of life. Océane sought support from online groups for ENS and attempted to contact Dr. Fabio Piazza, an Italian specialist in ENS, but received no response. She contemplated undergoing further surgery with Christophe Gaillard in Paris, despite concerns raised about his reputation based on questionable practices with online reviews. Ultimately, Océane chose Gaillard for her second surgery, aiming to fix the functional problems caused by her first operation. Performed on April 24, 2023, this surgery did not alleviate her suffering. She continued to experience nasal pain, dryness, crusting, foul odors, discomfort while breathing, insomnia, and congestion. Océane's first surgeon, Marion Beuzeboc, denied performing the turbinate reduction, despite clear evidence from X-ray images. Beuzeboc faced no repercussions for the initial botched surgery, and another patient has reported similar complications. In the months leading to her death, Océane sought various treatments, including stem cell injections, but lacked the necessary funds. Her condition worsened, and she posted a poignant message on Facebook indicating her awareness of her impending death. On May 20, 2024, at just 30 years old, Océane Flavigny passed away, another life lost to the devastating consequences of poorly performed nasal surgeries. Her story highlights the critical need for accountability in cosmetic surgery and better support for those suffering from its complications. Join us as we explore the full extent of Océane’s case, the medical details, and the broader implications for patient safety and medical ethics. Listen in as we honor her memory and advocate for change in the cosmetic surgery industry. 4o