Rhinology (Nose)

The division of Rhinology includes the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the nose, sinuses and associated skull base in adults and children. These diseases include nasal obstruction from any reason, chronic sinusitis and rhinitis, acute sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, epistaxis, fungal sinus disease, nasal/sinus/skull base tumors. Every patient is evaluated completely which may include endoscopic examination to aid in the diagnosis. Surgical procedures include external and internal nasal surgery. 

Endoscopic diagnosis and surgery first appeared in the United Stated in 1985. Loyola was one of the first programs in Chicago and in the United States to adapt this new philosophy and perform surgery. We at Loyola have some of the most experienced physicians in the United States treating chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and tumors. Currently, we are the only program in the Midwest to have fellowship trained neurosurgery and rhinology skull base surgeons leading our rhinologic skull base tumor program. We have a specific tumor board made up of surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists who discuss every skull base case planning the most appropriate treatment. Our outcomes are excellent and exceed standard performance measures.

Learn more about our Nasal Sinus Center.


Monica Patadia, M.D.

Associate Professor

Chirag Patel, M.D.

Assistant Professor