Houston Methodist offers advanced medical and surgical care for sinus and nasal disorders, including sinusitis and tumors of the nasal cavity and skull base. With onsite access to the latest surgical technology, our physicians can perform computer-guided sinus and skull-base surgery as well as intraoperative CT-guided surgery. We also specialize in minimally endoscopic surgery – we provide options to the best possible care for each patient, whether that means the shortest recovery possible or the most advanced technique available in medicine today. 


Our specialist, Mas Takashima, MD, FACS, is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology with added certifications in the subspecialties head and neck surgery as well as sleep medicine. Dr. Takashima has been treating sinus concerns for over 15 years and is leading research in this field as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Houston Methodist Hospital.


Nasal / Sinus Surgery

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

  • 3-D endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery

  • Deviated nasal septum surgery

  • Complex and reparative sinus surgery

  • Nasal Polyp Removal

  • Turbinate Reduction

  • Endoscopic orbital decompression

  • Endoscopic repair of CSF rhinorrhea

  • Endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)

  • Minimally Invasive frontal sinus surgery

  • Endoscopic resection of tumors of the nasal cavity and skull base

  • Transnasal endoscopic excision of pituitary tumors

  • Vidian Neurectomy

  • Endoscopic complex control of epistaxis

  • Endoscopic Sinus balloon dilation

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery

  • Drug-induced sleep endoscopy

  • Hyoid suspension

  • Lingual tonsillectomy

  • Nasal turbinate reduction

  • Nasal valve repair

  • Robot-assisted base-of-tongue reduction

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

In-Office Sinus Procedures

  • Allergy testing/immunology

  • Diagnostic nasal/sinus endoscopy

  • Sinus balloon dilation

  • Coblationinferior nasal turbinate reduction

  • Sinuva® sinus implant for nasal polyps

  • ClariFix cryotherapy for vasomotor rhinitis

  • Vivaer® for nasal airway remodeling



  • Fungal sinusitis

  • Acute sinusitis

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Nasal Allergy

  • Nasal polyposis

  • Deviated nasal septum

  • Enlarged nasal turbinates

  • CSF Rhinorrhea

  • Vasomotor rhinitis

  • Tumors of the nasal cavity and skull base

  • Thyroid eye disease

  • Epistaxis

Allergic Rhinitis

  • Allergic fungal sinusitis

  • Nasal congestion

  • Nasal drainage

  • Non-seasonal allergies

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Sinus and facial pressure

  • Sneezing

  • Sinusitis

Sleep Apnea / Snoring

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Sleep disordered breathing

  • Snoring

  • Nasal congestion

  • Nasal airway obstruction