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Rex's Story

Severe Sinus Disease and Reconstruction

Tackling Severe Sinus Disease with a Multidisciplinary Approach

After 17 surgeries for his severe sinus disease, Rex came to Johns Hopkins where Jean Kim, M.D., Ph.D., and Kofi Boahene, M.D., devised a complex surgical plan to eliminate his infection. Watch to see how he finally became pain free.

 Kofi Boahene performing an operation

Treatment Team

Learn more about the treatment team and how they can help you.

Jean Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Kofi Boahene, M.D.



facial plastics team


Sinus Center

Experts in the Sinus Center diagnose and treat patients with a variety of sinus and allergy conditions including recurrent sinus infections and environmental allergies. Learn more about the Sinus Center.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Facial plastic surgers offer unique skills in reconstruction of the nose, face, ears, neck and scalp after Mohs surgery for skin cancer. Learn more about the Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

thyroid gland

Condition Information

Sinusitis refers to infections of the sinuses located around the eyes and nose. The sinuses are cavities, or air-filled pockets, that are near the nasal passage. The sinuses make mucus, which is a fluid that cleans the bacteria and other particles out of the air we breathe. These infections can be acute, chronic or recurrent. 

Learn more about sinusitis in the health library.