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

Conditions We Treat

From severe nosebleeds and chronic sinusitis to advanced sinus cancers, the rhinology and sinus physicians at Mount Sinai have extensive experience treating the full range of conditions affecting the nose and sinuses. Our team employs the least invasive treatment possible and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment. We collaborate closely with pulmonologists, allergists, and other specialists to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible, and we offer various clinical trials to eligible candidates.

  • Allergies: Left untreated, long-standing allergies can lead to sinus infections, ear infections, and even lung infections. Mount Sinai specialists create personalized treatment plants for patients suffering from allergy symptoms.
  • Acute and chronic sinusitis: Also called rhinosinusitis, sinusitis is a common condition that is marked by inflammation of the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses. Mount Sinai’s multidisciplinary team includes allergists and pulmonologists specializing in sinus disease.
  • Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD): is a chronic condition characterized by three factors: asthma, recurring nasal polyps, and issues related to taking aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Most people do not experience symptoms related to AERD until they are in their 30s or 40s and the nature of these symptoms means it is often difficult to diagnose.  
  • Inverted papilloma: Primarily benign tumors that originate in the mucosal membrane of the nasal cavity, inverted papillomas grow inward in fingerlike projections. At Mount Sinai, our rhinologists employ a minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal approach through the nose to remove them.
  • Nasal polyps: Nasal polyps are small growths that develop inside your nose or sinuses. At Mount Sinai, our experts are leaders in the removal of nasal polyps through minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • Nasal obstruction: Nasal obstruction is the inability to pass air through the nasal passages, usually due to abnormalities in the anatomy of the nose. Mount Sinai offers many treatment options for patients with nasal obstruction, ranging from minor in-office procedures to complex nasal reconstruction.
  • Nosebleeds (epistaxis): The common nosebleed can be caused by factors including elevated blood pressure, use of blood thinning medications, and trauma to the nose. At Mount Sinai, we treat everything from the common, everyday nosebleed to complex life-threatening nosebleeds.