Rhinology in Bend, OR
A Rhinologist is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat physician) who subspecializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, as well as disorders of the skull base. Rhinologists receive intensive training on the medical and minimally invasive surgical treatment of chronic nasal and sinus disorders including rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal congestion, sinonasal neoplasms, lacrimal disorders, thyroid eye disease, pituitary tumors, sinonasal cerebrospinal fluid leaks, anterior skull base tumors, and optic nerve decompression. This includes treatment for all forms of sinus infection, nasal obstructions, sinus headaches, and difficulty with smell and taste. They are experts in endoscopic sinus surgery. While patients are often referred to Rhinologists by primary care physicians, they are also commonly consulted by fellow ENT physicians, Neurosurgeons, and Ophthalmologists.
About our Rhinologist Dr. Ryan Gallivan
Ryan P. Gallivan, MD is one of only a handful of ENT doctors in the country specially trained in Rhinology, which concentrates on both medical and surgical treatments of nasal conditions from allergy to sinusitis in children and adults. He was among the first surgeons to be accepted into the prestigious Rhinology fellowship at the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Gallivan's mentors were Fellowship Director Professor Donald C. Lanza and Professor Martin J. Citardi, both of whom are international authorities in Rhinology.
As one of only 20 fellowship-trained rhinologists in the United States when he graduated from the program in 2002, Dr. Gallivan could have chosen to live anywhere. He declined numerous academic appointments at multiple medical institutions to practice in the Pacific Northwest. Since his relocation to Central Oregon, Dr Gallivan has pioneered the use of Image-guided surgery in ENT, especially in functional endoscopic sinus surgeries (FESS) and minimally invasive endoscopic surgeries of sinonasal and skull base tumors. He is also specializes in performing revision endoscopic sinus surgery in patients that had previously unsuccessful nasal surgeries.
Dr. Gallivan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolarygology. Prior to completing his Fellowship in Rhinology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he completed his Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and General Surgery Internship at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is fluent in Spanish.
To view Dr. Gallivan's Curriculum Vitae, click here.