I have had sinus problems since childhood and started sinus rinses at age 10. I had fear of sinus surgery, and refused surgery until my sinus problems worsened greatly over the last 12 years, resulting in pneumonia and failure on Rx meds. Dr. Hoffman explained the procedure has greatly improved, and within 2 weeks I felt like my eyes were not swollen nor were they red/irritated, and I no longer had the symptoms of purulent drainage in my throat. Within 4 weeks, I could breathe normally and did not wake tired, and my acid reflux had improved. I can now walk six miles without having to stop and rest. Dr. Joel is an excellent surgeon and the recovery period was not painful, nor did I experience bleeding. He explained the procedure in terms I could understand and follow ups in the office were a great healing part of the recovery.