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With the full resources of more than 1200 practicing physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis available to them, the specialists at the Washington University Sinus Institute collaborate with national leaders in medicine for the evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment of complex head and neck conditions.

These board-certified sinus experts offer comprehensive medical and surgical care to adults and children with sinus and allergy conditions, in addition to the latest surgical advancements for the treatment of skull base tumors. 

As leaders in minimally-invasive surgery, they see patients for primary or revision sinus surgery, endoscopic pituitary and orbital decompression surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leak repair, and endoscopic skull base surgery for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. 

Among its ranks, are surgeons with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic sinus surgery and two of the Sinus Institute physicians, Dr. Jay Piccirillo and Dr. Stanley Thawley, are recognized as Best Doctors in America.

Patients can self refer or be referred by their primary care physician, or other otolaryngologists or specialists. 

Five convenient surgical locations are available: Center for Advanced Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Parkland Health Center, Bonne Terre, MO.

Sinus Institute Physicians

Seen from left to right: Andrew Drescher, MD; M. Allison Ogden, MD; Jay Piccirillo, MD; Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, FACS; Stanley Thawley, MD; Maggie Kramper, RN, FNP; and John Schneider, MD