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.

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✩ American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery ✩ American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery ✩ American Rhinology Society DOWNLOAD DR. KHETARPAL'S C.V. HERE


✩ Research Fellowships, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ✩ Clinical Fellow in Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ✩ Research Associate, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


What is Dr. Khetarpal’s experience with sinus surgery? Dr Khetarpal has over 20 years experience with complex endoscopic and open sinus and skull base surgery. He has operated on very complex sinus polyps, skull base tumors or allergic fungal sinusitis and many revision cases requiring drilling within the sinuses or even open sinus surgery. He is very comfortable with revision sinus surgery. He has performed sinus surgery in very young children from the age of 2 years to that of adults up to the age of 91 years and is therefore skilled in operating on very tiny spaces, including those of children. He has extensive experience in both pediatric and adult in office balloon sinuplasty for over 7 years. More recently, Dr Khetarpal has presented five papers of his clinical research on Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis at the International Meeting of Rhinology in June 2019. His research shows that balloon sinuplasty is effective in recurrent acute rhinosinusitis and that more extensive surgery may be appropriate in this condition as well.


Why should you choose Dr. Khetarpal? Dr. Khetarpal is one of a limited number of sinus surgeons across the country performing comprehensive sinus surgery in the office while also introducing the use of image guided endoscopic sinus surgery in the office. Dr. Khetarpal has performed complex endoscopic sinus surgeries for more than 15 years without any nasal packing. Dr. Khetarpal is a perfectionist, whether he is performing sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, sleep apnea surgery, blepharoplasty, facelift or rhinoplasty. He is currently involved in research projects trying to identify causes of chronic sinusitis and devising newer treatments. He has a Western Institutional Review Board approval for performing research on chronic sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis, nasal polyps and allergic rhinitis as well as on data collection and clinical research on these patients and on measuring outcomes of treatment. Dr. Khetarpal completed his residency training in Syracuse, New York and has extensive clinical and research experience at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition to his interest in sinus disease and allergies, Dr. Khetarpal is Board certified in Sleep Medicine and also has a tremendous interest in rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. He also brings his scholarship and research skills in improving treatments for chronic sinus disease and polyps as well as allergic fungal sinusitis. He believes that some of the solutions come from thinking outside the box. Dr. Khetarpal had spent many years in the Rio Grande Valley treating the underserved patients with severe sinus conditions and significant Ear, Nose and Head and Neck and thyroid disease. He is currently publishing his experience with allergic rhinitis in chronic sinus disease as well as his experience with fungal sinus disease and recurrent sinusitis. Some of his video presentations have become public on www.youtube.com under the name of “thesinuscenter” or can be seen as embedded videos on this site. DOWNLOAD DR. KHETARPAL'S C.V. HERE

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.