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Nose and Sinus Care (Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery)

Woman smelling flowersOur team at UR Medicine Rhinology provides comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for conditions affecting the nose and sinuses. As part of the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology, rhinologists are exposed to more complex conditions and unusual conditions than most physicians in the area. Patients who visit UR Medicine Rhinology are offered immediate access to a network of specialists in multiple disciplines.  

Our team can also provide chronic rhinosinusitis treatments through participation in clinical trials. Learn more about our clinical trials here.

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Our state-of-the-art clinic at Clinton Woods (Brighton, NY) includes four exam rooms that are equipped with high definition monitors and also serve as procedure suites for in-office surgeries. We utilize video capture technology that helps our providers review patient exams and optimizes patients' experiences by helping them gain a stronger understanding of their conditions. We are currently able to offer telehealth visits for some appointments, with the hope of lessening the number of in-person visits needed for those who are traveling to see our rhinologists from far away.  Contact us at (585) 758-5700 to set up an appointment.

Our Services

  • Chronic sinusitis management
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Sinus Surgery
    • Revision Sinus Surgery
    • Frontal Sinus Surgery
  • Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)
  • Deviated septum and nasal obstruction
  • In-office and minimally invasive sinus and breathing treatments
  • CSF leak repair
  • Anosmia (smell loss)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Treatment of Benign and malignant nasal tumors
  • Treatment of Skull-base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Endoscopic lacrimal surgery
  • Endoscopic orbital surgery

Meet Our Team

Dr. Li-Xing ManDr. Li-Xing Man 

joined the University of Rochester in 2011 as the first fellowship-trained rhinologist in the Rochester area. His clinical practice focuses mainly on sinus and nasal disease. Dr. Man strives to educate his patients regarding their healthcare problems, to tailor cost-effective medical and surgical therapy to the individual, and to involve his patients’ goals and worldview in a team-based, shared decision-making approach to improving their health and well-being. He is adept at both in-office and operating room-based sinonasal procedures, and he is earnest in his attempts to minimize discomfort, side effects, and recovery time.

Dr. Man has a special interest in complementary and integrative medicine approaches to health. He is also one of the few physicians in western New York with expertise in sialendoscopy, a minimally-invasive approach to managing disorders of the submandibular and parotid glands. Dr. Man serves as the program director for the University of Rochester Otolaryngology residency program. He has taught at rhinology and sinus courses both nationally and internationally, and he enjoys preparing the next generation of otolaryngologists to be excellent physicians and healers.


Photo of Dr. Isaac SchmaleDr. Isaac Schmale returned to the University of Rochester in 2020 after finishing his fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. He completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and is delighted to be back to serve the greater Rochester area and upstate New York. Dr. Schmale is passionate about providing the highest level of nasal and sinus care for patients of all ages. He strives to incorporate a patient-centered approach and shared decision-making process into each office visit. Dr. Schmale is especially interested in revision/complex sinus surgery, novel medical therapies for chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis, and rhinology education. He is an active teacher and researcher as well, focusing on new technologies in sinus surgery and resident mentorship, nasal polyposis medical therapies, as well as minimally invasive treatments for chronic sinusitis and nasal breathing. Dr Schmale has published and presented nationally on rhinosinusitis and sinus surgery topics, and enjoys staying at the forefront of the field in order to provide the best, individualized care for each patient he sees.

What patients are saying about us: 

"My nose was completely blocked on the left side and almost totally blocked on the right. Dr. Man's surgery allowed me to breathe fully from my nose for the first time in many years. When you can't breathe through your nose, you suffer. What a joy it is to breathe fully from my nose."