It sounds like your ENT was a poorly run operation. I have been to some of the top medical centers and, even at those, there is tremendous variation in the quality of doctors and general level of care available.
One foot doctor I went to see (because I had numerous plantars warts on the bottom of my feet) informed me that it would require at least 6 excruciating follow-up appointments -- paid out of pocket for a total of several thousand dollars -- and told me to visit his personal web site to buy a bunch of expensive footcare products. It was the worst doctors appointment ever; he was in and out of there in less than 5 minutes!
After that I went home and did some research and found that for less than $5 I could buy apple cider vinegar and cotton balls to soak the plantars warts overnight. Low and behold the warts were all gone after several weeks of soaking!
Another time I didn't like the PCP they assigned me, so I asked around and got another one who was awesome. I still travel about 1 and 1/2 hours to see that PCP because I like him so much and he is so responsive. He returns emails practically 24 x 7.
I guess this is a roundabout
way of saying that sometimes you have to go through the loser doctors to find the good ones
In other more drastic cases (like my plantar warts) you have to cut out the medical establishment entirely because they don't do a good job at addressing a particular issue.
34 Year Old Male
Crohn's Disease for 12 Years
Current Medications: 9mg entocort (budesonide)
100% SCD for past 90 days (on and off for 10 years)
4,000 mg MSM for 30 days
Vitamins E, D, C