UMANG KHETARPAL, M.D.
Dr. Umang Khetarpal finished his medical school at the young age of 22 and is trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery. He completed his internship and specialty residency training in Syracuse, New York. He also has extensive research experience and additional clinical experience through fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
He has co-authored book chapters and many publications in peer reviewed journals within the specialty. He has presented at major specialty society meetings and at academic institutions. Topics of his research included hearing loss and balance disorders, sinus problems and sleep apnea. His recent research efforts have been entirely focused on sinusitis, especially recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, allergies and in office balloon sinuplasty and in office sinus surgery. He has recently presented five papers at the International meeting of Rhinology in CHicago, June 2019.
He discovered and was the first to describe a novel ear disease in families that resulted in balance and hearing problems. His most innovative research was in the cutting-edge field of genetics in Otolaryngology where he was involved in finding the genetic defects for several different diseases. In addition, he has taken time to observe the surgical techniques of some of the world’s most renowned surgeons in plastics surgery. He had been featured 3 times over the years in newspapers in the Rio Grande Valley for introducing latest treatments in thyroid cancer, sleep apnea and sinus surgery locally. His current interest is in molecular genetics of allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis with and without polyps and in finding better cures for these conditions. He now calls Houston his home and is starting his practice in the Woodlands.
The Texas Sinus, Allergy, Snoring and Sleep Institute (TSASSI) is founded on a vision of excellence for advanced and thoughtful solutions for sinus, allergy, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea relief.
Dr. Khetarpal is the founder of TSASSI and is DOUBLY Board-Certified in Ear, Nose and Throat-Head, Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery as well as in Sleep Medicine.
Chronic rhinosinusitis affects about 30-37 million Americans, with an equal or somewhat higher prevalence of Allergic Rhinitis and Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the population. If you or your loved one has been suffering from sinus headaches, facial pain, persistent or repeat sinus infections, smell and taste problems, fatigue, body pain and a reduced sex life due to sinus problems, or have annoying snoring and sleep apnea, we have the solutions to improve and even cure some or all of these problems. Dr Khetarpal is amongst the first few surgeons in the country to offer Image Guided In Office Comprehensive Sinus Surgery and PIVA™ Balloon Sinuplasty. He is currently conducting research in sinusitis and allergic rhinitis with the approval of the Western Institutional Review Board that oversees this research. Because of his interest in Sleep disorders, particularly snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dr Khetarpal, obtained Board Certification in Sleep Medicine so that he could provide a consistently high quality of care for these patients.
Dr Khetarpal has recently presented 5 research papers on Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis at the International Meeting of Rhinology in Chicago, June 2019. There are very few Sinus specialists in private practice conducting sinus or allergy research in the US. He is one of those few.