Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Sinusitis



Clinical Interests
  • Revision and Complex Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Endoscopic treatment of sinus and skull base cancer
  • Endoscopic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak repair
  • Endoscopic encephalocele repair
  • Image guided surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Insurances Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • OSW - Maine
  • Senior Whole Health
  • Tufts Health Plan

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Benjamin S. Bleier, MD is fellowship trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of sinus related disease. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of endoscopic management of sinus and skull base tumors, cranial base reconstruction, and novel medical therapies for sinusitis.

Dr. Bleier is committed to providing only the highest quality patient care and focuses on revision and complex sinus surgery as well as state of the art endoscopic management of sinus and cranial base lesions including tumors, cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) leaks, and encephaloceles.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Reconstructive Techniques Following Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Cancer Surgery
Sinonasal Pharmacosurgical Approaches
Sutureless Laser Assisted Wound Repair
Novel Topical Therapies for Sinusitis

The role of passive and active epithelial barrier function in sinonasal inflammatory disease

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Peer Reviewed(Selected)

Bleier BS, Cohen NA, Chiu AG, et al. Endonasal Laser Tissue Welding: First Human Experience. Am J of Rhinol Allergy. 24(3):244-6, 2010 May.

Bleier BS, Kofonow JM, Hashmi N, Chennupati SK, Cohen NA. 
Antibiotic Eluting Chitosan Glycerophosphate Implant in the  Setting of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis: A Rabbit Model. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 24(2):129-32, 2010 Mar.

Bleier BS, Kennedy DW, Palmer JN, et al. Current Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Tertiary Center Experience 1999-2007. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 23(3):328-30, 2009 May-Jun.

Bleier BS, Palmer JN, Sparano AM, Cohen NA. Laser Assisted Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair: An Animal Model to Test Feasibility. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 137(5):810-4, 2007 Nov.

Bleier BS, Mirza N. Image Guided Transoral Approach to the Pterygopalatine Fossa. Laryngoscope. 116(10):1927-1929, 2006 Oct.

Textbook Chapters(Selected)

Bleier BS, Schlosser RJ. Prevention and Management of Medial
Rectus Injury. Otolaryngol Clin N. Am. 43(4):801-7, Aug 2010.

Bleier BS. Complications of Sinusitis. In: Thaler E. Kennedy DW. Eds., Rhinosinusitis: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management. New York: Springer 2008.

Bleier BS, Govindaraj S, Palmer JN. State of the Art Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak and Encephalocele Repair. Op Tech in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 17(1):49-57, March 2006.

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News & Events

  • Cranial Base Endoscopic Surgery

    Advances in endoscopic equipment, and constant honing of surgical technique have improved patient outcomes for scull base tumors.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-6966
Fax: 617-573-3914

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