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Jason Roos, DO

About Jason

Dr. Jason Roos, D.O., joined Kaweah Health Medical Group May 2020. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all ear, nose, throat problems and understands firsthand how much that can affect everyday life. He explains, "I had my tonsils and adenoids removed along with ear tubes as a child. I later underwent ear and sinus surgery in high school. My doctor was able to not only provide an excellent outcome, but also showed empathy and understanding during that difficult time. My goal is to offer my patients that same level of care with excellent outcomes, empathy, and understanding."

What do you like about being a doctor?

The best part of being a doctor is getting to help people feel better. My staff and I work as a team to ensure patients feel welcome in our office, that they are heard and that they understand treatment options. When we work together, determine a successful treatment plan, and patients see results, that is the best part about being a physician. I love when patients can walk out of my office feeling taken care of.

What do you like about Tulare County?

My wife was born in Reedley and both her parents attended Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia. We both love the sunshine, fresh fruit, and endless outdoor activities in and around the Central Valley. We are grateful to call Visalia home and be able to raise our four children in such a wonderful community. As a child in Idaho, I grew up backpacking all over the Tetons and can’t wait to explore Sequoia National Park and maybe even conquer Mt. Whitney.

Some Life Experiences:

I learned to speak Spanish after living in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

After I graduated high school I moved to Alaska for the summer where I worked in a fish factory, packaging wild caught King Salmon.

As a college student I traveled to Ecuador where I worked in orphanages for six months. This was such a time of growth for me. I enjoyed working with children of all ages from infants to teenagers. One of the toddlers I regularly worked with became sick and had to go to the local hospital. Each of the orphanage workers were assigned shifts to sit with him. During my shift I remember feeling helpless. I held that little boy and wanted so badly to be able to do something to help him feel better. That is when I decided I wanted to become a doctor.

What’s your favorite procedure?

My favorite procedure to perform in the office is Balloon Sinuplasty (BSP) with TruDi Navigation. This is a quick easy minimally invasive state-of-the-art computerized technique to thread a small compressed balloon into blocked sinus passages. The passages are then widened by inflating the balloon for a few seconds which expands the opening. This is all done under computerized image guidance by bringing an advanced graphical interface offering real-time live 3D insights. I am using similar technology in the sinuses that interventional cardiologists use to perform angioplasties, catheters, and stents.

Who this helps:

There are times when medications are no longer effective enough to make you feel better. In those cases, surgery needs to be considered. In the past, sinus surgery was painful, bloody and removed a lot of tissue and bone. However, over the past decade, there have been great advances in surgical treatments available for chronic sinusitis. With newer technology, sinus surgery is much less invasive. BSP treats chronic and recurrent sinus infections and improves the patient’s symptoms and overall quality of life. Since we are dilating and not removing tissue, there is minimal bleeding, no packing, and a very quick recovery.

There is just one of many other procedures that can be done in the office to help you breath better, improve nasal congestion, and decrease nasal drainage.

  • Medical School
  • A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Kirksville, MO

  • Residency
  • Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery: Head and Neck Surgery

    Michigan State University, - St. John Providence Health System
    East Lansing, MI

  • Board Certification
  • American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Certification

Medical Interests Areas of Interest: In-Office Procedures:
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Video Stroboscopy
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Sinus Disease and Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Nasal Airway Obstruction
  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders
  • Pediatric Tonsils, Adenoids, and Ear Tubes
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery