Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

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TriHealth Sinus and Skull base Surgery Program

Sinus disease is a major health problem in the Greater Cincinnati area and even nationwide. It affects 31 million people in the United States. Americans spend more than $1 billion every year on over-the-counter medications to treat it. The symptoms are similar to colds, allergies and the flu, and it can be challenging to tell the difference, sometimes leading to misdiagnosis.

At the TriHealth Sinus and Skull base Surgery Program, our expert physicians with a focus in rhinology can help assess your symptoms, diagnosis the condition accurately and develop a treatment plan to meet your needs.

The majority of sino-nasal problems can be medically managed. Finding the right treatment starts with a precise diagnosis.

Our rhinologists have the experience and advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint your specific sinus or nasal condition and prescribe the right medications for faster, long-term relief.

If a surgical option is the best form of treatment, our trained surgeons use advanced technology and a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. Fairly simple minimally invasive procedures can be used to repair the nasal septum, reduce the size of the bone shelf (or turbinates) or remove nasal polyps, which can increase airflow through the nose and even ward off aggravating sinus issues. Benefits for the patient include:

  • Faster recovery,
  • Less bleeding,
  • Less pain
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Conditions Treated at the Sinus Institute

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal obstruction or blockage
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Nasal allergies
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the sinus or nasal cavity
  • Spinal fluid leaks from the nasal cavity
  • Defects of the anterior skull base

Our Team of Experts

Many of our otolaryngologists here at TriHealth treat patients with sinus problems both medically and also perform some of the surgical procedures to treat these patients. We have several with interest and expertise in surgical treatments that include advanced technology and are highlighted below.


Thomas Tami MD, FACS

Thomas Tami, MD, FACS, has been practicing in the Cincinnati area for the last 20 years with a primary focus for the medical and surgical treatment of patients with difficult and complex sinus problems. He has authored more than 75 papers for scientific journals and has lectured nationally and internationally about contemporary issues in rhinology and sinus disease. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinological Society.

Seth Isaacs MD

Seth Isaacs, MD, specializes in the management of complex nasal and sinus disorders. He is board-certified in otolaryngology and completed a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Texas Sinus Institute. His practice focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of sinusitis and sinonasal tumors. He has authored several papers with nationally recognized research on topics such as technological advances in sinus surgery and topical treatment of chronic sinusitis.

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