Approaches and procedures are in flux almost constantly in medicine, and three experts at a panel session shared their approaches to three different areas of care: tonsillectomy, sialendoscopy, and cultivating trust with patients.
Explore this issue:March 2015
Hearing from colleagues can lead to a change in perspective and approach, said panel moderator Michael Friedman, MD, professor of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Rush University in Chicago. “Doing procedures the way we did them when we were residents usually does not occur—there’s not a single procedure I do the same way I did a year ago,” he said. “I think one of the things that all of us look for is new ways to do the same thing.”
Sukgi Choi, MD, chair of pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, reviewed approaches to tonsillectomy, for which there are newly emerging options, each with pluses and minuses.