Dr. Masayoshi Takashima, MD

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Dr. Masayoshi Takashima, MD
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.

6550 Fannin St Ste 1701

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 798-5464

Dr. Masayoshi Takashima, MD

Dr. Masayoshi Takashima, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Takashima "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."

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Specialties

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

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Broken Nose
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deviated Septum
  • ENT Cancer
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meningiomas
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Papillomas
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Tumor
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rice University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, Debakey Department Of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Advanced Sinus Surgery and Skull Base Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Rice University Executive Healthcare Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Takashima has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Takashima's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Takashima to family and friends
4.3
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Takashima's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Houston, TX |
I am still suffering from the post nasal surgery after 6-7 months. NO
Houston, TX |
Very knowledgeable. Excellent sinus surgeon. Strongly recommend!
in Houston, Texas |
If you are looking for a very knowledgeable doctor, who can diagnose your health issue and explain it in terms you can understand, who is friendly, gives you a feeling of complete confidence in him, has competent, friendly people working with him, who runs timely for his appointments , then Dr. Takashima is definitely your doctor.
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Hospitals where Dr. Takashima has admitting privileges

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
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Ben Taub General Hospital
1504 Ben Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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