Septal Perforation Repair
I am not sure I can find the perfect words to describe my experience with Dr. Hamilton and the staff at
Osborne Head and Neck Institute. When I had a cold, I Google searched my symptom which was a
blessing and a curse. It seemed like I had a perforated septum but the search showed some very serious
complications with a perforated septum, namely, a collapsed nose. My Google search scared me, but at
the same time led to me to Dr. Hamilton. I spent countless hours researching perforated septum repairs.
When I read about Dr. Hamilton, I knew I found the doctor who would be able to successfully fix my
septum. I called the office the morning after my Google search and the staff helped me with the
numerous questions I had. Since I would be traveling from the Bay area to Los Angeles to meet with
Dr. Hamilton, I wanted to ensure I had all of the proper tests run before hand. At my initial consultation
with Dr. Hamilton, I was so nervous and scared. I was envisioning my nose collapsing at any minute.
Dr. Hamilton met with me for over an hour and a half discussing my case. I honestly felt that I was his
family member and not a patient. He explained that I was not in immediate danger of a nose collapse
and that if I wanted, I could manage my deviated septum without surgery. I felt a sense of relief, as I
had 2 weeks of nightmares and anxiety worrying about my nose. In addition, I felt that Dr. Hamilton
had my best interest in mind and that he was not pushing surgery. After our discussion, I told him I
would likely be worried on a daily basis that the perforation would be getting bigger, so we opted for
the surgery. I felt comfortable in my choice of surgeons as this is a specialty of Dr. Hamilton. Patients
around the world travel to Dr. Hamilton. I didn’t want to be one of the patients he treats after an
unsuccessful surgery. I wanted it to be successful the first time. On the day of the surgery, again I felt
like I was family. Dr. Hamilton, Esauron and the anesthesiologist, James Sherer all made me feel so
comfortable and I felt assured I was in the best hands. The surgery was a success! I will be forever
grateful that I chose Dr. Hamilton and OHNI to treat me. I can’t say enough praise for the whole team.
The follow up care was also amazing. I always had quick responses to my questions. I will always
think of Dr. Hamilton and OHNI ENT issues and I would highly recommend them to all.