Division of Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery

Thank you for considering the Division of Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery for your care! Under the direction of Dr. Justin P. McCormick, our division offers expert medical and surgical treatment for the entire spectrum of nasal, sinus, and skull base disorders. We not only manage routine cases but also cases that are complex, often referred from other centers and physicians.

Dr. McCormick is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Rhinologist (Nasal and Sinus Surgery) and Skull Base Surgeon. He serves as the Division Chief of Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery and is an assistant professor in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. His clinical practice is focused on the medical and surgical management of the following sinonasal disorders:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Services include in-office skin testing and immunotherapy (shots and under the tongue drops)
  • Nasal obstruction, congestion, or blockage
  • Nose bleeds
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Turbinate hypertrophy
  • Sinus infections/ sinusitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis related chronic sinusitis
  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal, sinus, and anterior skull base tumors (benign and malignant) including pituitary tumors
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Graves' ophthalmopathy requiring endoscopic orbital decompression

Virtually all surgeries are performed in a minimally invasive manner through the nostrils with endoscopes and small instruments under computer-assisted image guidance. This precludes the need for any external incisions, allowing for quick recovery.

Aside from endoscopic sinus surgery, we offer the following procedures:

  • In-office balloon sinuplasty
  • In-office cryotherapy for chronic nasal congestion and runny nose
  • Placement of nasal valve implants (Latera) for nasal obstruction

Teaching and research are also critical to the mission of the division. Our current research endeavors are examining sinus and skull base surgery outcomes, chronic rhinosinusitis pathophysiology and treatment, and Cystic Fibrosis related chronic rhinosinusitis management.