Dr. Abib Agbetoba is the Director of the Texas Allergy and Sinus Center. He is a board certified Otolaryngologist with specialized fellowship training in advanced sinus and skull base surgery. His areas of interest include allergy, medical and surgical management of sinusitis, smell & taste disorders, tumors of the skull base & paranasal sinus, repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks as well as minimally invasive in-office procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Abib Agbetoba received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Health & Science Center graduating with honors and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship and residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a fellowship training in Skull Base Surgery and Rhinology at the University of Texas at Houston Health & Science Center Texas Sinus Institute. Dr. Agbetoba has been actively involved in clinical research and is authored in multiple peer reviewed journals and co-authored in multiple ENT textbooks. He has presented both oral and poster presentations at regional and national meetings with an emphasis on rhinologic and skull base disorders. He remains an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and American Rhinologic Society. As a native Houstonian, It has been a long time goal of his to return home and provide outstanding medical care to the community that has given him so much. Dr. Agbetoba's approach to patient care involves treating and caring for the 'person' and not just the 'disease'. Each patient is unique, regardless of how simple or complex the problem may be and it is imperative that the clinician's approach embodies this philosophy. Away from work Dr. Agbetoba enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and son. He also remains a die-hard Houstonian sports fanatic, enduring through the good times and bad of his home town teams the Astros, Rockets, and Texans.
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Dr. Agbetoba's Experience
Dr. Agbetoba's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Allergy & Immunology
Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Agbetoba's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Foreign Body in Nose
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Nose Polyposis, Familial
Smell and Taste Disorders
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
Head and Neck Surgery
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Septal Perforation Repair
Treatment for Nose Bleeds
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
Medical School | Graduated 2009
Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai
Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
University Of Texas At Houston-Texas Sinus Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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