MEET DR. KHETARPAL

HEAD & NECK SURGEON, EAR, NOSE, & THROAT DOCTOR, SLEEP MEDICINE SPECIALIST
THE WOODLANDS | HOUSTON

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UMANG KHETARPAL, M.D.

ABOUT DR. KHETARPAL

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, in 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 plastic surgery. He had been featured 3 times over the years in newspapers in the Rio Grande Valley for introducing the 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. 

Personal Care Philosophy

TSASSI is founded on a vision of excellence and I am deeply interested and committed to your welfare. My approach is interactive and thoughtful. Each patient responds in a different style. Some come with pre-conceived ideas of what they would want from the visit whereas others are just looking for a solution to their problems or even a quick fix. While I try to keep my approach flexible, I also believe that information must be shared so that the encounter is meaningful for both of us. Sometimes during my exam, I may find other problems such as sleep apnea, imbalance or swelling in the neck, or allergies, different from what you came in to see me. In keeping with our comprehensive approach to your ENT health, I may recommend treatment or tests for those as well. My goal is to attempt to give you the highest quality care we can by incorporating ideas of old and new as well as the latest technologies. Being a physician-surgeon is a privilege that I treasure.

Education & Background

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, & Throat Doctor

  • Sleep Medicine Specialist

  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

  • ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon - Head & Neck

Education & Training

  • 1979 St. Columba's school - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

  • 1989 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - Fellowship in Otology/Neurotology

  • 1993 Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Fellowship)

  • 1994 State University of New York, Upstate Medical University - Residency in General Surgery

  • 1998 State University of New York, Upstate Medical University - Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Awards & Publications

  • President's Gold Medal in Medical School

  • Best Outgoing Resident

  • Best Doctor's List in the US

  • Over 25 Publications and Presentations, Two (2) Book Chapters

  • Research Publications On Hearing Loss and Balance Disorders

  • Clinical Research on Sinusitis, Especially Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis

  • Presented 5 Papers on Sinusitis - International Meeting of Rhinology in 2019

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Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Hindi

  • Punjabi

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.

He has published and presented over 25 papers on hearing and balance problems, sinusitis, and other topics. He continues to be involved in research currently and presented 5 papers on Recurrent Acute Sinusitis and has performed more than 5000 sinus surgeries and in-office balloon sinuplasty. He was amongst the first surgeons in the country to perform in-office balloon sinuplasty and comprehensive sinus surgery as well as radiofrequency ablation of the tongue for sleep apnea. HE WAS AMONGST THE FIRST SURGEONS IN THE US to use image guidance in the office for sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty. He also performs in-office snoring and sleeps apnea procedures besides offering home sleep testing and oral appliance devices for snoring and sleep apnea and oral drops for allergy patients that lack time for allergy shots.