Due to a subsequent visit after writing this post, I feel compelled to withdraw my approval of Doctor Armen Serebrakian. Upon explaining the Gang Stalking causes of my symptoms, he told me that “I don’t want to have anything to do with the police”. WTF? I was really disappointed and realized that he had only listened to my previous complaints in order to coerce my agreement to submit to surgery. I also noticed a married couple in his office posing as patients in an adjacent exam room, performing “street theater”. They were loudly repeating phrases that I had written in the post below, during a mock disturbance with staff. A few months after the surgery, I had some metallic object fall out of my nose while irrigating, making a distinct and very audible “clinking” sound in the sink. You can read about that in the post, “Something fell out of my nose“. I was viciously attacked for the following two days after making that post, guess the perps don’t like being laughed at. Hell-bound idiots…
Thanks to the Gangstalkers poisoning me and screwing up my sinus’s, I got to endure this little surgery just a couple of days ago. Thank God I just happen to live close by the top ENT surgeon in the Bay Area, Doctor Armen Serebrakian.
When I first entered the room I asked if they would be using Propofol and that I didn’t want to end up like Joan Rivers (RIP). They laughed and said that they don’t use it in peoples bedrooms like Michael Jackson’s doctor did (RIP), nor did they give it to patients to be self administered.
What the quaint little diagram below doesn’t tell you is that the balloon breaks the eggshell thin bones in your sinus passageways, thats how they are widened up. You can hear them breaking like crushed glass when the balloon is being inflated, followed by the feeling that you just got punched in the head. Tears are streaming from your eyes, mucus is being generated by the quart and the local anesthesia numbs your throat so that you can’t talk. Not painful but definitely uncomfortable. Unfortunately, the anesthesia caused my bladder to give way and I had to jump off the table mid procedure to go use the bathroom. USE THE BATHROOM BEFORE THIS SURGURY. When one of Doctor Serebrakian’s collegues came into the room exuberant from having just successfully completed a breast implant surgery, he remarked that the implant was done faster than his Sinuplasty. I’m sure it was because I spent so much time in the bathroom. At one point I think they actually thought I had run out the door!
There was a guy there who I believe was a sales rep. from the manufacturer of the angioplasty machine. Apparently, the machine was a new purchase and he was showing Doctor Serebrakian it’s new features in actual practice. Before the surgury, I asked him about the machine and he told me that the inflatable balloon was made of the same material as plastic soft drink bottles, very tough. I asked him if they ever popped but he said no. I then asked if it was the same type of machine they use in cardiac operations, he said that this machine was a different type. He seemed very knowledgeable and confident, I’m guessing he was a doctor himself in actuality.
There was also a male resident in attendance whom Doctor Serebrakian was instructing. He told me that his was an elective rotation for him and that he had specifically requested to be placed under Doctor Serebrakian’s tutelage. Doctor Serebrakian would periodically have him examine what he was doing. It was frustrating for me because I wanted to see what they were looking at too, but that’s kind of impossible when you’ve got a crap load of rods in your head. They kept insisting on covering my eyes with some damn strip of gauze but it fell off a few times and I got a chance to see. It felt like the angles were much more severe than what I was observing, I couldn’t have appreciated how delicate the movements actually were until seeing them for myself. I was hoping to actually get to look at the screen of the endoscope like I did at the urologist’s office but when your face is being worked on, that just ain’t happening. A little pissed that I missed out on most of the fun stuff, I’m sure Doctor Serebrakian wouldn’t have had a problem with it even though I was kind of being a pest. I have become accustomed to talking about procedures while they are being performed, but not everyone is comfortable with that.
The medical assistant was very comforting and attentive. She was in charge of actually inflating the angioplasty balloon when signaled. The new machine must have been different than the one that they were used to, causing just the slightest bit of hesitation. I’m assuming that it was more accurate due to references about color coded depth gauging. The sales rep guided both Doctor and Assistant expertly through the unfamiliar from start to finish, it was a good collaboration for all.
I was given some pain medication but never used it. My nose was bleeding for about thirty minutes and remained congested for a day. The real problem came when I tried to lay down and sleep, I kept waking up because I couldn’t breath when my mouth closed. I would just begin to drift off and then my mouth would shut, I would then snore, gasp for air and jar awake. My solution was to place a “bit” in my mouth made of a drinking straw and secured with a string running through it, which was tied around the back of my head. This allowed my mouth to stay open so that I could breath while asleep and was easy on my teeth as well. I could still drink water with it in and what little drooling there was helped to moisten the corners of my mouth and keep them from splitting. Breathing through my nose was markedly improved the next day and I no longer had sinus headache. My sinus’s have still been ruined by the Gangstalkers poison’s, draining non-stop now, but the infection and sinus headache seem to be gone. I can now blow out the thick sinus mucus.
One of the things that I like best about Doctor Serebrakian is that he doesn’t beat around the bush nor sugar coat anything, I appreciate that very much. I absolutely hate doctors who try to spare your feelings, how can you make competent decisions with niceties and platitudes? Give it to me straight, whatever it may be, I can work with that. In this regard Doctor Serebrakian is a star but be forewarned, if you value polite inanities you ain’t gonna find them in his office. Personally, I trust a doctor who isn’t afraid to offend neither you nor your “sensibilities”. To add to that, Doctor Serebrakian really knows his stuff. He can accurately diagnose with just a cursory exam and this puts some people off. Instead, they should appreciate how his knowledge and experience enable him to do this. I kid you not, his diagnostic abilities border on ESP.
Oh, and by the way, I remain UNDETERRED FROM MY COURSE TO DESTROY GANGSTALKING. Death is the only thing that will stop me, just so you know 🙂
DR. ARMEN SEREBRAKIAN, M.D.
Armen Serebrakian, M.D. is a double board-certified surgeon by theAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Academy of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Serebrakian has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area community since 1986, and he has excelled in facial, head and neck reconstructive surgery utilizing methods that create a safer and easier recovery for his patients. Dr. Serebrakian’s skills, through extensive education and training, extend to surgical body modifications, including breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and body sculpting through liposuction. He is also one of the first surgeons to utilize lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) in cosmetic surgery.
Sinus Surgery with Balloon Sinuplasty
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue.
Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms.
|Step 1. A balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus.||Step 2. The balloon is inflated to expand the sinus opening.|
|Step 3. Saline is sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus.||Step 4. The system is removed, leaving the sinuses open.|
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.
Published clinical data in the leading ENT journals shows that it is safe and effective: patients experienced no device-related adverse events and demonstrated statistically and clinically significant improvement in their sinusitis symptoms. (1)(2)