Vincent F.Honrubia


Vincent F. Honrubia


Dr. Vincent F. Honrubia is the Director and Founder of South Texas Sinus Institute in Edinburg, Texas and the American Sinus Institute with centers across Texas. A visionary in bringing leading healthcare practices to an underserved geographical area, Dr. Honrubia was the first otolaryngologist to offer advanced endoscopic surgery in the Rio Grande Valley. Since then, he has performed over 2000 balloon sinuplasty procedures across Texas. Dr. Honrubia’s educational background encompasses the University of California Medical School, General Surgery Internships at Northwestern University and Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Illinois following an Otolaryngology Residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Honrubia provides patients from across the United States a record of exceptional otolaryngology practice of new and leading procedures such as the Honrubia Technique™, which is a technique that offers patients a minimally invasive in-office procedure that enables the surgeon to perform a complete sinus operation. His strategic vision with creating a unique procedure for the delivery of balloon sinuplasty has transformed the way this procedure is practiced across the United States. He has been recognized as a proctor by Johnson & Johnson to train other otolaryngologists across the county on balloon sinuplasty techniques focusing on the Honrubia Technique™.
Dr. Honrubia’s passion and focus is to deliver the latest and best technology available to patients each and every day and impacting their quality of life.

Work Experience

  • 1995 – PRESENT Private ENT Practice, McAllen, TX


  • 2003 – Present American Association of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • 1994 – Present American Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • 1994 – Present Texas Medical Association
  • 1990 – Present American Academy of Otolaryngology


  • 1982-1986 University of California San Diego, CA BA, Biochemistry
  • 1986-1990 University of California Los Angeles, CA Medical Doctor
  • 1990-1991 Northwestern University Chicago, IL General Surgery Internship
  • 1991-1992 Columbus Hospital Chicago, IL General Surgery Internship
  • 1992-1995 Northwestern University Chicago, IL Otolaryngology Residency

Licensure States

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Texas


  • Surfing
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Reading
  • Coaching Little League

Research Experience

  • 1993 Research at Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Evaluation of the Effect of Gastro esophageal Reflux on the Nasopharynx
• 1989 Research Assistant in the Laboratory of James Andrews, M.D. Division of Head and Neck Surgery UCLA
    Quantitative Analysis and Comparison of Different Surgical Techniques to Access the Internal Carotid Artery through the Skull Base
  • 1989 Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Gerald S. Berke, M.D. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA
    Quantitative Analysis of Vocal Cord Function in the Canine Model
  • 1985 Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Alan Lichtenstein, M.D. Division of Allergy and Immunology, UCLA
    Study of the Chemotherapeutic Agent on Human Ovarian Cancer Cells in the Mouse Model
    Abstractions / Publications / Presentation
  • 1994 – Honrubia, V.F. – The Pathological Effects of Gastroesophageal Reflux upon the Infarct Trachea, Larynx and Nasopharynx (In publication).
  • 1994 – Roden D., Honrubia V.F., Wiet R. – Outcome of Residual Cholesteatoma and Hearing Results in the Mastoid Surgery (In publication).
  • 1991 – Andrews J.C., Martin N.A., Honrubia, V.F., Becker D.P. – The Middle Cranial Fossa Transtemporal Approach to the Intrapetrous Internal Carotid Artery. Skull Base Surgery, Volume I, Number 3.
  • 1989 – Berke G.S., Green D., and Honrubia V.F. – An Experimental Design for Validity of the Collapsible Tune Model of the Larynx. Presented to the 117th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • 1989 – Green D., Berke G.S., and Honrubia V.F. – Type I Thyroplasty Vs. Arytenoids Adduction in the In Vivo Canine Model. Presented at the Meeting of the American Laryngological Society.
  • 1989 – Andrews J.C., Honrubia V.F. – The Surgical Approach to the Internal Carotid Artery through the Skull Base. Presented at The UCLA Head and Neck Convention, New Port Beach, CA.


I have suffered from excruciating sinus pressure for 25 years. I went to several allergists, a neuro surgeon, my general practitioner and last year as a last resort, I visited a nose and throat specialist who curtly told me "you just might be one of those people who have facial pain." I simply gave up. Then last Friday I was mindlessly channel surfing after a chemo treatment and saw Dr. Honrubia on Houston Life I believe. I paused just long enough to hear "sinus" and what I heard next gave me hope again. I called and got a Monday appointment. They did a CT scan and clearly showed me a severely deviated septum, a bone spur in my sinus, and 100% blocked sinus passages. I begged for surgery that very week, and they went to work getting oncologist and primary physician approval, insurance authorization, and here I sit in awe that Dr. Palmer fixed me this morning. I want to thank the staff and Dr. Palmer for helping me so quickly. - Linda Hicks Patient

I can't say enough about the staff here! They all care so much and go above and beyond to ensure that your experience is outstanding. I had the surgery and can breathe 10 times better than before! - Laura R Patient

This was beyond an amazing experience for me. All of the staff is great and welcoming. My insurance does not cover the Balloon Sinuplasty as an in office procedure but they worked it out so I was able to do it at an outpatient facility. It's been a little over a month since the procedure and I am extremely satisfied. I feel fantastic and I can breathe! The doctors and staff make you feel so comfortable and do an excellent job explaining everything. I work in a PCP's office myself and would highly recommend this group to my patients. I am so thankful for all they have done! - Allie Leigh Lasater Patient

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