What I would do in your shoes is get in touch with Dr Mitchell at the University of Colorado, Denver – I believe he spoke at the Participaction 2008 regarding surgery and NTM. I am sure if you called him and asked questions, he would be able to answer your queries. Even if you could not go down there. I think if you can go, it maybe better. You want to make sure you are dealing with physicians that know what they are doing. It makes a big difference between a doctor that is treating just one patient and a doctor that sees a whole bunch of them – they are much more experienced.
Hope that helps