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About NorthShore Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Program

Our Sinus and Skull Base Surgery program, established in 2007 by Joseph Raviv, MD, is the first program in the northern Chicagoland area to offer comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for chronic sinusitis by a fellowship-trained otolaryngologist. 

Providing over 3,500 patient visits per year, we offer advanced sinus treatment and surgery for patients with:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • CSF leak
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Nasal obstruction/deviated nasal septum
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nose bleed
  • Tear duct obstruction
  • Tumors of the nasal cavity and anterior skull base

Diagnosis and Treatment

We make use of the latest technological advances in the diagnosis of sinus disease. All initial evaluations through our sinus program are dedicated to providing accurate diagnosis and educating the patient of sinus treatment options. After reviewing a patient’s medical history and physically examining the nose, the physician will often further examine the sinuses utilizing a fiber-optic scope. This procedure, called nasal endoscopy or rhinoscopy, is performed in the examination room. To further assist in diagnosis, a computed–tomography or CT scan may be taken.

Treatment of sinus and nasal disorders can require medical and/or surgical intervention. Medical options include the use of topical nasal sprays, antibiotics and often an allergy evaluation.  Approach to these disorders is multidisciplinary, incorporating the expertise of other subspecialties including allergy/immunology, pulmonology and maxillofacial surgery.

Sinus surgery options are explained in detail, with our team being dedicated to providing the latest in technological advances. Minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgical techniques are available for patients with refractory or complex nasal and sinus disease. In addition, as a leading sinus care practice in the region, we have become a referral destination for patients that have previously failed sinus surgery. 

Commonly performed sinus procedures include:

  • Computer image guided sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Revision endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate surgery

For More Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 847.504.3300