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Mas Takashima, MD - The Sinus Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston , TX
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Initial probiotic sinus irrigation safety study to be presented at the American Rhinologic Society (Sinus Surgeons) Meetings April 27 - 28, 2017, San Diego, California

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PROCEDURE-BASED TREATMENT OF ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

One of the benefits for seeing an ENT doctor for allergies is that we have the capability to treat allergies and allergy symptoms with both medication as well as procedures. Some patients may benefit from a procedure if he or she only has one main symptom, such as nasal drainage, sinus pressure, or nasal congestion. It may be better for patients to undergo a short in-office procedure under these circumstances rather than being on allergy medications for the rest of their lives. There are now several new therapies that can be performed in the ENT doctor's office which are very effective:

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Dr. Takashima publishes on a new technique to diagnose the site of anatomical obstruction in sleep apnea patients so that surgery is not the typical "guessing game" on where to operate.

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Caution when taking common sinus infection antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox

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Dr. Takashima published a chapter in the Otolaryngology (ENT) textbook geared for training future head and neck surgeons
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Dr. Takashima's endoscopic sinus surgery techniques for the frontal sinus discussed with intraoperative photos in this most recent Otolaryngology (ENT) textbook
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Link to the most recent publication of removing brain tumors (pituitary tumors) via the nose.
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Newest update on the traditional treatment of chronic sinus infections. An update on the more holistic treatment of sinus disease with topical irrigations is on its way shortly.
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Dr. Takashima was once again recognized on the Best Doctors in America List once again and was honored at the Micahel E. DeBakey VAMC by Congressman Green.
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Dr. Takashima is an invited guest speaker at the national Charleston Sleep Symposium to discuss innovative ways to treat obstructive sleep apnea
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