Meet Dr. Cilento

Dr. Ben Cilento Otolaryngologist (ENT) Spring TX | Houston

Dr. Cilento is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Americas oldest medical specialty. He graduated at the top of his class with distinction in immunologic research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and was inducted into the national medical honor society “Alpha Omega Alpha”. He did his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle where he studied under world class mentors in rhinology, head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. He is one of the few physicians in the Houston area that specializes in the comprehensive treatment of sinus, nasal, and skull base disorders. After completing a residency and fellowship, Dr. Cilento spent nearly a decade treating our military men and women and teaching residents in the US Navy’s ENT program. He was a professor at both the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in the department of ENT. During this time, he was in charge of surgical research for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and focused on outcomes research and patient satisfaction and quality of life. Being conscientious about treatment regimens is integral to a successful practice but without compassion a physician is simply a technician. Because of this, Dr. Cilento has always set the highest standards for both surgical skills and patient satisfaction in equal parts.

Dr. Cilento has been working and living in the Woodlands, Texas since 2010. In that time, he has developed a reputation as a leading specialist for the full spectrum of sinus, nasal, and skull base problems. He is just as comfortable performing balloon sinuplasty as he is performing complex revision sinus surgery. His warmth in patient interaction combined with unparalleled diagnostic and surgical skill have made him a major player in North Houston Rhinology for both patients and physicians alike. His overarching philosophy is to combine compassion with conscientiousness. If you alleviate a patient’s symptoms but fail to connect with them on a personal level then you have missed an opportunity to ‘heal’ human illness.

Dr. Cilento has lectured on diverse topics in rhinology and facial plastic surgery over two dozen times in 10 different countries. He has 10 peer reviewed scientific publications, physician education publications and book chapters. He is an active member of the American Rhinologic Society and maintains the highest standards of care. He left a group practice in North Houston to pursue a specialized practice setting in order to focus on more balanced state of the art patient care with a personal touch.

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