Omar G. Ahmed, MD

Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Surgery, Otolaryngology

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

About Me

"My mission is simple: by combining the latest cutting-edge technology with time-honored values of compassion, empathy and respect, I partner with my patients to achieve the best possible surgical and medical outcomes."

Dr. Omar Ahmed is an otolaryngologist who specializes in disorders of the sinus, skull base and sleep. He has completed a prestigious fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital working with the world’s leading experts in sinus and skull base surgery.  His goal is to provide his patients with the best care with a holistic, cutting edge approach. His expertise includes sinus and nasal congestion issues and disorders of the skull base including Cerebrospinal fluid leaks, sinonasal and orbital masses and pituitary tumors. He also has a particular interest in helping patients with obstructive sleep apnea through sleep surgery. He also takes care of general ENT issues such has allergy, tonsillitis, swallowing and voice disorders, disorders of the thyroid, parotid glands, and neck masses. He completed his medical school at the University of Chicago, his residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine, and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is excited bring his expertise and take care of patients here in Houston.

Dr. Ahmed also has an interest in research and advancing the field of medicine. He has a particular interest in researching chronic sinusitis and outcomes for endoscopic sinus surgery. He also researches sinonasal tumors and outcomes for skull base surgery.

Clinical Interests

Allergic rhinitis
Anterior skull base surgery
Balloon sinuplasty
Endoscopic orbital surgery
Endoscopic repair of nasal cerebrospinal fluid leak
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Endoscopic tear duct surgery
Nasal obstruction 
Olfactory loss
Pituitary tumors
Sinonasal tumors
Skull base tumors
Sleep surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery | Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Medicine | University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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