Meet Dr. Bradley Marple

Holder of the:
Arthur E. Meyerhoff Chair in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Nationally recognized otolaryngologist Bradley Marple, M.D., specializes in evaluating and treating disorders that affect the ear, nose, and throat. His expertise includes providing state-of-the-art surgical care for sinonasal diseases, including chronic inflammatory conditions, acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and deviated nasal septum.

Patients come in every day and say, ‘Thank you. I never knew it could be this good.” 

Dr. Marple has been named a Best Doctor in America every year since 1998 and one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors since 2012. In addition, he is a Texas Monthly Super Doctor and D Magazine Best Doctor.

In addition to performing sinus surgery, Dr. Marple treats patients who have certain anterior skull-base defects, as well as those with tumors in the nose, paranasal sinuses, or adjacent structures. He has special expertise in performing revision surgery in patients whose disease is refractory to primary surgery.

Dr. Marple is in the vanguard of physicians using advanced endoscopic techniques, allowing for effective minimally invasive surgery that significantly shortens recovery times for patients. He notes that there are now a number of alternatives for patients today that completely eliminate the need for surgery. 

“The vast majority of people with sinonasal disease can be treated with medications, so it should be rare that patients need to have surgery,” he says. “The most important way we manage sinonasal disease is not with surgery but with medical management before and after surgery. The role of surgery is really to enhance the medical management.”

Dr. Marple’s approach underscores the importance of ongoing, comprehensive, and, often, multidisciplinary care – as in cases where allergies play a large role in the condition.

Whether through surgery or medical therapy, Dr. Marple finds great satisfaction in helping to improve his patients’ quality of life.

“It’s very rewarding to work through the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up with patients who come to us feeling diseased and uncomfortable,” he says.

“Helping to get those patients to the point that they can resume their normal activities and not have to focus on their conditions anymore is really what gets me out of bed and into the clinic every day.”

Most of his patients do so well that when they come in for annual check-ups, there’s hardly a need to talk medicine.

“We often spend very little time having to talk about their medical condition because it’s a minimal issue now,” he says. “They want to talk about their kids or what they did over the holidays, and that’s really nice. I feel like we’ve grown a big family of patients.”