Re: Surgical Second Opinion
I can only say what I would do in an instance like this.
I would seek out the best surgeon I could find to do this procedure. I was lucky, because I had one of the best sinus surgeons in the entire world do mine, a guy who is probably the foremost authority in cutting edge techniques, and who has performed thousands of complex surgeries in the past. He's also published hundreds of articles, and won many awards. Since my surgery, I've had almost no problems.
My surgeon is in Chicago, and heads up the Center for Advanced Specialty Care at Illinois Masonic Hospital and he has a private practice.
If this is going to be your 3rd surgery, I would make sure no one but the best even tries to go in there to fix this awful problem!
I saw my surgeon after seeing another ENT, but I didn't tell the 1st guy I got a second opinion. Interestingly enough, the first guy didn't see any emergency, and I suffered greatly, until finally, the second guy did an endoscopic exam and said "you need surgery right away. I'm going to juggle the schedule and get you in."