- Newer Surgical Procedures Not Necessarily Better
- Primary Frontal Sinus Endoscopic Surgery Relieves Frontal Sinus Symptoms in Most
- Success Following Surgery to Correct Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dependent Upon Scoring Measures
- Intranasal Splint Use after Surgery Increases Patient Pain, Provides Few Offsetting Benefits
- New Reprocessing Guidelines for ENT Endoscopes Stress High-Level Disinfection Techniques
- Multicenter Study Shows Feasibility and Safety of Transoral Robotic Surgery
Explore this issue:August 2012
Newer Surgical Procedures Not Necessarily Better
How far should we as surgeons develop procedures that may be more costly—and perhaps more dangerous—than those we already have available?
Background: We, as surgeons, often manipulate, change adapt, and revise surgical procedures we perform in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery for the patient’s benefit. However, there are recent instances in which some procedures that have been developed are costly, take longer and present a high risk of complications in the name of cosmesis.
Study design: Guest editorial.