Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Program

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University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute


Kenneth Rodriguez, MD (216-844-6000)


Brian D’Anza, MD


Casey Reed, RN, BSN (216-844-9901)


Please call Tonya Ogletree at 216-844-3007, option 2.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic sinus disease
  • Benign and malignant skull base tumors
  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Smell and taste disorders
  • Allergic rhinitis


  • Primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Nasal airway surgery
  • Encephalocele repair and management of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Endonasal approaches to the orbit

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary skull base team, including surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists
  • First in Ohio and region to offer proton therapy
  • State-of-the-art techniques for treating inflammatory sinus disease, including advanced endoscopic frontal sinus surgery
  • Offers noninvasive techniques such as balloon sinuplasty and latest-generation sinus stents to prevent postoperative scarring
  • Operates out of multiple sites, including UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center, UH Lyndhurst Surgery Center and UH Westlake Surgery Center for ease of patient access
  • Drs. Rodriguez and D’Anza both fellowship-trained in sinus and skull base surgery

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.

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