The first time I had surgery, the packing caused the most discomfort during the recovery process. The tube was really easy to take care of and whenever I felt it getting clogged, I could flush it out and feel better. I couldn’t feel the tube in my nose and it wasn’t uncomfortable. I also felt it was easier to keep clean.
Even though the nasal tube required flushing when it was hard to breathe, once flushed, you were able to breathe, whereas with packing you do not get this option.
It was great to be able to breathe, and not having packing on both sides.
Having the tubes was much better. It allowed me to breathe through my nose, which made the whole experience less painful and more comfortable.
I feel if I didn’t have the tubes in place, my anxiety level would’ve been much higher. I was able to breathe and sleep comfortably. I feel this is a must for any nasal surgery. Thanks Dr. Kotler.
The tube system was my “life line” in being able to breathe and relax. I cannot imagine doing this procedure without the nasal tubes.
If the tubes were not in place, I would have felt more congested and even claustrophobic. It was a relief to still be able to breathe!
While everything was in, I found it very helpful to be able to breathe out of one nostril versus not being able to breathe at all out of the other. If given the choice, I would opt for the tubes.
The tubes made it a lot easier to breathe from my nose and it helped me sleep better being able to breathe. It was a new and positive experience.
Having the nasal tube in my right nostril only, I could definitely appreciate the ability to be able to breathe. I would definitely recommend the tube system to anyone undergoing nasal surgery.
My experience with the tube was great. It was very easy to breathe. I would recommend it to a friend/fam.
I put off having nasal revision surgery for seven years because the nasal packing from my first surgery was such a bad experience. Dr. Kotler showed me the alternative of using nasal tubes. My mother was amazed to see me being mentally comfortable and looking relaxed compared to my first experience of wanting the packing taken out every minute. The nasal tubes are the only way to go!
I am writing to you to let you know how much I appreciated the post-op breathing tube that you inserted for me after my nasal surgery with you last week. For me, the absolute worst thing about nasal surgery is the post-op packing. The breathing tubes you installed made all the difference. What the tubes did do was essential – Great invention Dr. Kotler!
I wanted to comment on the unbelievable results the “breathing tubes” you used provided. I have had nasal surgery without the use of your breathing tubes and the improvement in my comfort and ability to breathe during my recovery has been dramatic. I would highly recommend that anyone considering any type of surgery could benefit from the use of your nasal tubes. PLEASE USE THEM.
For me, the absolute worst thing about nasal surgery is the post-op packing. During the recovery from my first three surgeries elsewhere, I took pain kills back to back until the packing was out. The breathing tubes you installed made all the difference. What the tubes did was essential – they took out the torture feeling element and made those first five days tolerable and even comfortable at times.
The most amazing thing was that I could breathe after surgery!!! I had never experienced this with my other surgeries nor had I ever heard of it. The fact that I could breathe out of my nose because of these tiny tubes made recovery so much more comfortable and easy. All I can say is WOW!