HAVING NASAL SURGERY? BOOK DESCRIPTION
"A detailed and engrossing primer for anyone interested in ENS."--James Nestor, New York Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award, Having Nasal Surgery? is the book that demystified and defined the devastating medical condition of empty nose syndrome (ENS) to the general public – before ear, nose and throat doctors took interest.
- Are you considering nasal surgery, but would like to avoid becoming an empty nose syndrome patient?
- Would you like to make sure you have explored all the alternatives before undergoing nasal surgery?
- Have you already rolled the dice with nasal surgery, but lost?
If you answered yes to any of the above, read on. Endorsed by well-known doctors familiar with ENS, Having Nasal Surgery? will show you how to:
Avoid becoming an ENS patient.
Lower your risk of ENS if you do choose nasal surgery.
Exhaust non-surgical remedies to treat your condition whether you suffer from sleep apnea, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, postnasal drip, GERD, or asthma.
Effectively manage ENS.
Be inspired by a personal tale.
“This slim but potent book is tremendously important and informative not only for those considering nasal surgeries, but for the specialists who perform them.” --Kirkus Indie
"Chris is addressing a tremendously important issue in otolaryngology. Empty nose syndrome is a real entity that requires further investigation. Although Chris' book is written for the general public, I truly hope my colleagues in ENT will read this book and take it to heart."--Steven M. Houser, MD, ENT specialist, MetroHealth Medical Center, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, and wrote the foreword for this book.
"An ideal book on ENS...All nasal doctors should have on their shelves and be ready to pass onto patients." -- Les Chappell of BookReview.com
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VARIOUS UPDATES (2007-2021)
In 2007, I authored Having Nasal Surgery! Don't You Become An Empty Nose Victim! which was written at a time when very little was known or published on this condition. As a non-medical professional, I sought assistance and received endorsements from well-known medical professionals: Steven Houser, MD, Wellington Tichenor, MD, and Murray Grossan, MD. This was a personal tale, a companion to those suffering, and an attempt to medically explain ENS. I have sold around 1,500 books since its publication, which is not bad considering the primary target audience for this book (otolaryngologists) are slow to embrace, if not oppose, drawing attention to a disorder "they created." Of course, the real benefit in writing for me is not in the number of books sold, but in knowing that these efforts have made a difference in the lives of those who read them.
In 2008, this book won an Independent Publisher Book Award, Bronze Medalist, in Health/Medicine/Nutrition. Since I wrote Having Nasal Surgery? Don't You Become An Empty Nose Victim! I have been pleased to see greatly increased research and interest in the otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) field on empty nose syndrome, including 3 meta-analyses in 2015 as well as various mainstream news articles. I find the current efforts of scientists (e.g., Kai Zhao, PhD) and ear, nose and throat specialists (e.g., Subinoy Das, MD, FACS, FARS & Jayakar Nayak, MD, PhD) to study and treat empty nose syndrome to be particularly heartening.
In 2015, A. Guzmán offered to and translated Having Nasal Surgery? Don't You Become An Empty Nose Victim! into Spanish under the title, ¿Cirugía nasal? ¡No caiga en las garras del síndrome de la nariz vacía! This Spanish translation is largely an exact translation of Having Nasal Surgery? with a few minor updates. I have been asked if my book will be translated into French. At this point, I have received unsolicited offers to translate Having Nasal Surgery? into German and French, but these offers did not come to fruition.
In 2016, I appeared in an October Men's Health article titled, When Your Doctor Thinks You're Nuts. The article offered tips on how to navigate the medical field when doctors are dismissive.