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Led by Dr. Mas Takashima, the Sinus Center at Baylor College of Medicine 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 Baylor College of Medicine physicians who specialize in neuro ophthalmology, neurosurgery, radiology, radiation oncology and endocrinology.

Biography

Dr. Mas Takashima 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. He is also the Vice Chairman of Education and 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.     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) 2008-2016, Doctor's Choice Award (Top Allergist) 2012-2013, The Best Doctors in America, 2009-2017 and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award, 2013.

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Dr. Mas Takashima 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. He is also the Vice Chairman of Education and 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.     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) 2008-2016, Doctor's Choice Award (Top Allergist) 2012-2013, The Best Doctors in America, 2009-2017 and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award, 2013.

Dr. Takashima's Care Philosophy

Led by Dr. Mas Takashima, the Sinus Center at Baylor College of Medicine 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 Baylor College of Medicine physicians who specialize in neuro ophthalmology, neurosurgery, radiology, radiation oncology and endocrinology.

Dr. Takashima says...

WHAT SETS US APART:

  • We are the sinus doctor for physicians.  Dr. Takashima is the Program Director of the Otolaryngology (ENT) training program at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Director of the Sinus Center at BCM and trains ENT doctors on how to perform sinus surgery.  Several ENT doctors in the Houston community learned sinus surgery at our center.  We are a tertiary referral center and accept the most complex sinus surgery referrals from around the country and internationally.
  •  #1 ranked Hospital in Texas (Houston Methodist Hospital - Medical Center) in the world's largest medical center offering the most comprehensive sinus and skull base care in Houston
  • #1 ranked Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, in the state of Texas, #12 nationally
  • Leading medicine to improve patient care by being the first to:
    • Bring balloon sinus dilatation to the Texas Med Center
    • Use 3D endoscopy for sinus and skull base surgery in Houston
    • Perform minimally invasive frontal sinus drill out surgery through the nose in Houston
    • Utilize 3D, 4D, and 5D technology of Plato's CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) to improve diagnosis and treatment of sinus surgery and skull base surgery
  • We help train all graduating ENT doctors as Dr. Mas Takashima writes the tests that all ENT doctors in the US have to take to become Board Certified in Otolaryngology (ENT).
  • Dr. Mas Takashima is a journal reviewer for three of the top medical journals in Otolaryngology. 

Dr. Takashima's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sinus Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Broken Nose
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Headache
  • Meningiomas
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Papillomas
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Tumor
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Department of Surgery

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Advanced Sinus Surgery and Skull Base Surgery

    Completed in 2008

    American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Rice University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Other Education
    Rice University Executive Healthcare Certification

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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Specialties

  • Sinus Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Procedures Performed

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery