Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) – Head and Neck Surgery

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery

Mount Sinai’s Division of Rhinology, Sinus Surgery and Allergy is at the forefront of treating the full range of nasal and sinus disease, ranging from severe nosebleeds and chronic sinusitis to advanced sinus cancers. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are experts in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, inflammatory sinus surgery, and all nasal obstruction surgeries. Our multidisciplinary team also includes experts dedicated to the medical treatment of allergies.

Our team utilizes state-of-the-art technology and employs the least invasive treatment possible for each patient. We have devised various programs and offer several clinical trials – both of which have helped us best national averages in patient outcomes. We strive to forge diagnostic advances and advanced treatments for sinonasal diseases and we personalize care plans for each unique patient.

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Conditions We Treat

The nasal and sinus conditions we treat include acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstructions, and nosebleeds (epistaxis), among others. Starting with your initial visit, we factor in your symptoms, medical history and concerns, in order to make a thorough and accurate diagnosis, and develop a precise treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle.

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Services We Offer

At Mount Sinai, we focus on maximizing the medical management of hard-to-treat sinusitis cases, while using surgery as a last resort. One of the novel treatments we offer is the use of dissolvable steroid implants (Propel) in patients suffering from polyp disease and severe chronic sinusitis. This treatment is currently available in the inpatient setting as an adjunct to sinus surgery. Unlike traditional treatments, such as steroid irrigations, the benefits are direct delivery of steroid therapy to the sinus cavity, while decreasing the degree of systemic steroid absorption.

For cases that require surgery, we use minimally invasive techniques to effectively treat sinus disease, while minimizing recovery time. In patients with severe frontal sinusitis who have failed multiple prior surgeries, for example, we use a minimally invasive method called the Draf III frontal sinus procedure, which uses endoscopic techniques that maximize the opening of the frontal sinuses and their communication to the nasal cavity. This allows an effective delivery of topical irrigation therapy to the frontal sinus as well as easy access in an office setting. This has also been a successful option for patients who have had prior failed open frontal sinus surgery.

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Research and Clinical Trials

Physicians and researchers at Mount Sinai are actively investigating endoscopic sinus surgery in order to improve results for our patients. Select patients have the option to participate in prominent rhinology clinical trials we offer. Areas of study include alternative sinusitis treatments for those who have failed on traditional therapies, virtual reality, and reducing the recurrence rate of nasal polyps.