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PRESENTATIONS

 

Atkins,  A Novel Approach to Airway Obstruction - TRACT Airway Balloon, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. Boston, MA June 2019

Weiss, Atkins,  Payne, Balloon Sinuplasty: 10 year review, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. Sarasota, FL. July 2017

Weiss, Atkins, Image Guided Balloon Sinuplasty: Where will it take us?,   Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. Sarasota, FL. July 2017

Ghaderi,  Atkins, Vasomotor Rhinitis, Hope is on the Horizon! , Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. Sarasota, FL. July 2017

Krespi, Mandel, Atkins, Hopp , How to manage costs and increase revenue from office surgery, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. Sarasota, FL. July 2017

 

Atkins, Weiss, Management of Failed Sinuplasty, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. New York, New York. July 2015

 

Atkins, Moderator – Office Based Sinuplasty, Anesthesia and Technique, Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. New York, New York. July 2015

 

Atkins, J. Panel on Treatment of Recurrent Acute Sinusitis. Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. New York, New York. July 2014

 

Atkins, J. The Maxillary Sinus: Disease, Pathology, Radiographic Interpretation and Treatment. The International Academy of Endodontics, Dallas, Texas. February 2014

 

Atkins, J. Moderator of live case demonstrations at The Open Forum, Colorado Springs, CO. October 2013

 

Weiss, R., Atkins, J., Master class on office based balloon sinuplasty. The Open Forum, Colorado Springs, CO. October 2013

 

Atkins, J., Cutler, J., Kim, E., AAO-HNS Instruction Course. Office-based nasal and sinus procedures. October 2013

 

Atkins, J., Han, J., Huang, P., Krespi, J., Benninger, M., AAO-HNS Mini Symposium. Office-based procedures and surgery in rhinology. October 2013

 

Atkins J. Balloons and Drug Eluting Stents. Panel presentation at the American Rhinology Society Meeting, July 2013

 

Atkins J., Shaeffer, BT, Balloon Based Office Sinus Surgery Under Local Anesthesia, Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Meeting, September 2012, Washington, DC

 

Atkins J. Prospective Evaluation of Balloon-Only and Combination Balloon-Sinonasal Surgical Procedure Outcomes through One-Year Follow-Up. Abstract #2362. American Rhinologic Society Presentation. September 2011.

 

Atkins J. Case Study: Mechanisms of Action for Balloon Dilation of the Ostiomeatal Unit (OMU) in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Abstract #1754. Rhinology World Presentation. April 2009.

 

Atkins J. “Chronic Sinusitis in Children”. Grand Rounds, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. 1996.

 

Atkins J. “Recurrent Otitis in Children”. Department of Pediatrics, South Texas Methodist Hospital. 1991.

 

Atkins J. “The effect of alpha-difluoromethylornithine on the development of distortion product emissions in the pigmented rat.” Association for Research in otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida. 1990.

 

Atkins J. “MRI of the Head and Neck”. 29th Annual Visiting Professor Program, Baylor College of Medicine. 1989.

 

Atkins J. Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, 

Baylor College of Medicine. 1987-1991.

Infratemporal Fossa Tumors

MRI of the Head and Neck

Hypocalcemia Following Head and Neck Surgery

Parotid Diseases of Childhood

Tuberculosis of the Head and Neck

Temporal Arteritis

 

Atkins J. Parotid Gland Surgery: A twenty-five year experience at Baylor College of Medicine. XIII World Congress of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 1985.

 

Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 1990.

 

30th Annual Visiting Professor Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, May 1990.

 

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, May 1989.

 

Soft Tissue Workshop, Baylor College of Medicine, November 1989.

 

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 1989.

 

29th Annual Visiting Professor Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, May 1989.

 

The XIII World Congress of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Miami Beach, Florida, 1985.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Nadim Bikhazi, MD, James Atkins, MD Office-Based Procedures for Nasal Airway Obstruction, Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, July 2018

 

Peter H. Hwang MD, Bryant Lin MD, Raymond Weiss MD, James Atkins MD, Jacob Johnson MD, Cryosurgical posterior nasal tissue ablation for the treatment of rhinitis. J.Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Oct::7(10):952-6.

 

Brodner D, Nachlas N, Mock P, Truitt T, Armstrong M, Pasha R, Jung C, Atkins J, Safety and outcomes following hybrid balloon and balloon-only procedures using a multifunction, multisinus balloon dilation tool. J.Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Aug:3(8):652-8.

 

Levine SB, Truitt T, Schwartz M, Atkins J. In-office stand-alone balloon dilation of maxillary sinus ostia and ethmoid infundibula in adults with chronic or recurrent acute rhinosinusitis: a prospective, multi-institutional study with 1-year follow-up. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2013 Nov;122(11):665-71.

 

Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Cink P, Raviv J, Henderson D, Tami T. Two-year results: Transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 2012.

 

Cutler J, Truitt T, Atkins J, Winegar B, Lanier B, Schaeffer BT, Raviv J, Henderson D, Duncavage J, Stankiewicz J, Tami T. First clinic experience: patient selection and outcomes for ostial dilation for chronic rhinosinusitis. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, November/December 2011; 1 (6): 460-465.

 

Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J et al. Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on work productivity through one-year follow-up after balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, January/February 2011; 1 (1): 38-45.

 

Atkins J, Truitt T. In-office balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology, 2010; 21:102-106.

 

Stankiewicz J, Truitt T, Atkins J. One year results: Transantral balloon dilation of the ethmoid infundibulum. ENT J. February 2010; 89 (2) 72-77.

 

Stankiewicz J, Tami T, Truitt T, Atkins J, Liepert D, Winegar, B. Transantral, endoscopically guided balloon dilation of the osteomeatal complex for chronic rhinosinusitis under local anesthesia.  American Journal of Rhinology. May-June 2009; 321-327.

 

Alford BR, Katz CD, Atkins J. “Parotid gland surgery: A twenty-five year experience at Baylor College of Medicine.” Proceedings of the XIII World Congress of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1985. Excerpta Medica.

 

Wright GL, Smith RJ, Katz CD, Atkins J. “Benign Parotid Diseases of Childhood.” Laryngoscope 95:915-920, 1985.

Like most of the staff at Atkins Expert Sinus Care, I am a native Texan. I grew up in Galveston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I went on to get my M.D., my internship in general surgery, and a residency in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. I have been board-certified in otolaryngology and in private practice in South Texas since 1991.

I began my practice treating all types of ear, nose, and throat problems. I opened the Atkins Expert Sinus Care in 2000 with a specific goal in mind: to open a clinic that specializes in the sinuses. I realized that so many of my patients needed a more focused and experienced approach to their difficult sinus problems. I am very fortunate to have partnered with many of the companies that develop and bring to market the most innovative ENT technologies. These collaborations have kept me on the forefront of new technological breakthroughs and I have been the first in the region, the state, and even the country to adopt many new techniques. I am also very active in our various medical society meetings and continuing-education courses, both of which allow me to stay aware of new treatment options that might benefit my patients.

I find great satisfaction in helping patients that have been plagued with sinus problems for years and thought that they would just have to live with their symptoms. I believe I am uniquely qualified in South Texas to offer my patients the most current thinking in the world of rhinology, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, and the least traumatic surgical options available. If you have sinus problems, I welcome your visit to Atkins Expert Sinus Care.