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Best Doctors

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Doctor's Choice Award

Doctor's Choice Award

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What sets us apart:

 

Treatment of Sinus Disease

At the Sinus Center at BCM (Houston, TX), patients with allergies and sinus disease are medically managed along with minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgical techniques if necessary.  Our team of physicians have extensive training in the management of sinusitis (sinus infections), sinus disorders, and nasal/sinus/skull base tumors.  In fact, our team of doctors have additional training in rhinology and sinus surgery beyond the necessary requirements to be a board certified Otolaryngologist (ENT) doctor. Our doctors who specialize in this subspecialty have focused their practice on the sinuses and structures associated with them.  Before undergoing comprehensive management of your sinus problems, be sure you you have a dedicated team of physicians who has formal extensive training on sinonasal disorders.

The Sinus Center - Houston offers advanced medical and surgical care for patients with:

  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Nasal congestion
  • Tumors of the nasal cavity and skull base

 

Multidisciplinary Approach

Led by Dr. Mas Takashima, the Sinus Center  at BCM  is part of the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Takashima and his group offer a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and often collaborate with other expert physician specialists at Baylor College of Medicine.

In addition to providing expert clinical and surgical care, we also have an active research program in clinical and basic science aspects of sinus disease.

 

About Me                            

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Dr. Mas Takashima is an Associate Professor in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery.  He is the Director of the Sinus Center at BCM and is one of the most experienced surgeons for sinus disease, sinonasal tumors, and midline skull base tumors.  Dr. Takashima is the doctor for sinus surgeons.  As the Program Director for one of the largest training facility for ENT (Otolaryngology) doctors, he trains ENT doctors on how to become sinus surgeons.  Utilizing his interests in technology, he has helped pioneer the utilization of several new techniques, such as 3D endoscopy and utilization of virtual reality, to help plan for and treat complex sinonasal/skull base tumors and disorders.  In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Takashima also has a strong interest in education and thus serves as the Residency Program Director for the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He is one of the founding board members of the Otolaryngology Program Director’s Organization (OPDO) and teaches other Program Directors on the national level.  He has pioneered novel educational techniques and has published on various aspects of Head & Neck residency training. 


After growing up in the Spring Branch area of Houston, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry from Rice University, he matriculated to Baylor College of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1996, followed by in internship in General Surgery, 1997, and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2002, both from BCM.  Afterwards, he obtained advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgical training at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia.  He also is a fellow of the American Association of Otolaryngic Allergy and is board certified both in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine.  He has also been on faculty at the University of Colorado prior to returning back to Houston to join the faculty at BCM.  He currently holds faculty appointments at BCM, CHI St. Lukes Med Center, Texas Children's Hospital, the Michael E Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Houston Methodist Hospital.


Among honors received by Dr. Takashima are the Doctor’s Choice Award  (Top Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgeon voted by his peers) 2008, 2010-2013, Doctor’s Choice Award (Top Allergist) 2012-2013, The Best Doctors in America, 2009-2014 and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award, 2013.

 

BCM Sinus Center                          Up-To-Date Info                         Academic Info

 

Dr. Takashima has been featured on:

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HoustonChronicle

HoustonChronicle

Daily Globe and Mail

Daily Globe and Mail


Hospital affiliations:

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Houston Methodist 

Houston Methodist 

Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital

Debakey VA Hospital

Debakey VA Hospital

MD Anderson Cancer 

MD Anderson Cancer 


Dr. Takashima's Academic/Board Certifying Organizations:

Am. Board of Otolaryngology

Am. Board of Otolaryngology

Academy of OTO-HNS 

Academy of OTO-HNS 

Am. College of Surgeons

Am. College of Surgeons

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Am. Medical Association

Am. Medical Association